an observation report for my Child Development classThis assignment has four parts:Pre-reflection/setting notesChild observationChild observation notesObservation interpretation paperFor this assignment you will observe one child and write your interpretation of the observations. You will observe the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains of development of a child, between the ages of three to five (3-5), in order to describe each child’s characteristics[1] and needs (NAEYC 1a.). The purpose of this assignment is to assess your competency in the following areas:Connecting theory to a child’s developmentUnderstanding of how early development is affected by multiple influences (NAEYC 1b)Identifying the interrelationship between developmental domains[2]Understand unique patterns of development and supportive practices that can be used to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments (NAEYC 1c.)Pre-Observation/Setting NotesTo provide you with context prior to your observation, answer the following:Where are you observing the child? (home, school, playground, other)What is the relationship between you and the child?What is the age of the child?Who is present during the observation?What do you know about the contextual factors of the child (e.g. race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economic status, religion, community, socioeconomic factors, etc.)? Please describe these contextual factors in objective language[3] (NAEYC 2a.)What else do you think the reader should know about the context in which this observation is taking place?Part 2: Child ObservationFor your observation, you will observe:One child aged 3-5 yearsOne child in a naturalistic setting or a licensed early childhood programFor one hour or longerAlso, provide caregivers with an observation request letter and sign-in that you will submit to your instructorDuring your observation, complete Part 3.Part 3: Child Observation NotesWrite accurate, concise, and objective notes about the child’s appearance, interactions and behaviors.Write down what the child says and does during the observation.Try to be unobtrusive and not interfere in the class or child’s normal activities.For at least a portion of the time you are observing, maneuver close enough to the child so that you can see and hear them clearly.Be sure to capture descriptions of the child’s physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains of development including play.Make note of the child’s interactions with materials and with other people within the environment.After you have completed Parts 1-3, proceed to Part 4.Part 4: Observation Interpretation PaperFor this part, you are to interpret[4] and analyze your child observation notes based on what you have learned about social, emotional, physical and cognitive development for this child’s developmental age. This portion of the assignment should clearly demonstrate your ability to use observation, documentation and other appropriate assessment tools[5] and approaches, including the use of technology in documentation, assessment and data collection (NAEYC 3b.); note that most of your data will come from your observation. Your paper will have 5 sections:IntroductionUse your pre-observation/setting notes (part 1)Developmental Observation AnalysisOverview of what you observed in each developmental domain. Be sure to use developmental theory[6] and developmental milestones[7] to explain why that was observed.Three (3) specific examples, based on what you observed, in which the child has met or not met expected milestones.Three (3) specific examples, based on your observation, of how each area of development interrelates8.Contextual FactorsBased on what you know about this child and his/her family, describe 2-3 contextual factors9 that you consider to be “protective” or strengths.Describe how at least one (1) contextual factor (e.g. race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economic status, religion, community, society) based on the child you observed may influence their physical and mental health, well-being, and nutrition while being respectful of diverse family and community characteristics (NAEYC 2a).Protective FactorsDescribe how the protective factors[8] within the environment of the child you observed could serve to alleviate stress and foster resilience.Recommendations and ReflectionBased on your observation, list at least three (3) ways to utilize resources and partnerships with families and other professional colleagues to build effective learning environments for the child (NAEYC 3d.).Based on your observation, do you recommend further screening or assessment? Explain. If applicable, do you recommend the need for assistive technology for children with disabilities (NAEYC 3c)? Explain.Final Reflection: Describe the benefits of using systematic observation as an assessment tool (NAEYC 3a). What did you learn about child development from this observation experience?need to be in APA form and all points/questions have to be answered for the assignment. ‘
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