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Course Description

This course is designed to help educators, para-professionals and child caregivers observe and assess various aspects of children's development and programs. Participants will learn the components necessary for strong observation skills, such as self-awareness, objectivity, confidentiality and ethical guidelines. Also discusses various types of observations and recording tools, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. Participants will learn how to set goals, plan, and choose the best instrument for specific situations. Included will be tools for assessing environments, developmental milestones, and programming. The why, when, where, what, and how of conducting appropriate observations and authentic assessments will be covered.

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Section Title
Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software Inc.


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95 percent refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


Darcie Donegan is the course facilitator

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