ASSIGNMENT DUE IN 16 HOURS

Child Development Observation #2
[WLOs: 1, 3] [CLOs: 2, 4]
As you discovered in Week 2 of the course, formally observing childrens’ behavior is an important step in determining their current stage of development and enhancing our ability to support and foster growth in areas where children may not excel. Chapters 7 and 8 of your textbook describe stages of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development in children 4 – 5 years of age and 6 – 8 years of age. Use the textbook in addition to the video provided with the instructions for this assignment as resources.
To prepare for this assignment,

Refer to the Week 2 Instructor Guidance for further tips and examples that will support your success with this discussion.
Review Chapters 7 and 8 of your textbook.
Review 10 Effective DAP Teaching Strategies (Links to an external site.).
Review and download the Week 3 Exemplar Template. download
Choose one of the below age ranges and corresponding video to use for this assignment.

Age Range
Corresponding Observation Video
Corresponding Developmental Checklist
Early Childhood: 4 – 5 Years of Age
Samantha and Sara Building Towers and Castles (Links to an external site.)
Pick only one child to observe. Samantha is wearing a short sleeve shirt. Sara has long sleeves. Provide the child’s name on your observation form.
Developmental Checklist: 4 To 5 Years download

 
Required Resources
Text
Groark, C. J., McCarthy, S. K., & Kirk, A. R. (2014). Early child development: From theory to practice. Bridgepoint Education.

Chapter 7: Early Childhood Development (4-5 years)
Chapter 8: Early Childhood Development (6-8 years)

Multimedia
Colorado Department of Education. (2015, February 2). Asia and lyric building a road together (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/768LalhqnRw

This video shows two children engaged in an activity together and will assist you in your Child Development Observation #2 assignment this week.

Accessibility Statement

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Colorado Department of Education. (2015, February 3). Samantha and sara building towers and castles (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XdUx3iHNuhs

This video shows two children engaged in an activity together and will assist you in your Child Development Observation #2 assignment this week.

Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.)

Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Web Page
NAEYC. (n.d.). The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2017/case-brain-science-guided-play

On this webpage, the author provides information about considerations for play that may assist you in your Importance of Play: Interactive Newsletter discussion this week.

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Privacy Policy  (Links to an external site.)

Recommended Resources
Web Pages
Bongiorno, L. (n.d). 10 things every parent should know about play (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/child-development/10-things-every-parent-should-know-about-play

On this web page, the author discusses the importance of play for young children. The author gives examples of the different developmental domains and how play helps a child develop. This information may assist you in your Importance of Play:Interactive Newsletter discussion this week.

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Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Gowmon, V. (n.d.). Playful quotes for the child in your heart (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.vincegowmon.com/playful-quotes-for-the-child-in-your-heart/

This web page provides inspiring and playful quotations from a variety of authorities and may assist you in your Importance of Play: Interactive Newsletter discussion this week.

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NAEYC for Families. (n.d). The 10 NAEYC program standards (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://families.naeyc.org/accredited-article/10-naeyc-program-standards

This web page gives an overview of 10 NAEYC standards that help families make good choices in helping their child develop. This information may assist you in your Importance of Play: Interactive Newsletter discussion this week.

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Early Childhood: 6 – 8 Years of Age
Asia and Lyric Building a Road Together (Links to an external site.)
Pick only one child to observe. Asia is wearing black pants. Lyric is wearing a pink skirt. Provide the child’s name on your observation form.
Developmental Checklist: 6 To 8 Years download
In your paper, 

Complete the sections of the corresponding developmental checklist, including the summary section, that you observed while watching your chosen video. 

Note: You will not be able to complete all sections, so many will be left blank.  
Paste the checklist on the first page of your assignment (after your title page). 

Summarize the typical development that you observed in the child (i.e., the areas that you were able to check off on the checklist). 
Explain the developmental concerns you have for this child based on your observation. If you did not see a clear concern, discuss at least one area you were not able to check off the checklist. 
Explain, based on your observation and your desired future professional role, how you might support this child using developmentally appropriate practices. 
Identify some developmentally appropriate activities you can do with the child to support at least two different developmental domains (physical, social/emotional, self-help, cognitive, language). 
Identify one or two considerations or suggestions that should be included into the classroom environment to support the needs of the child. 

The Week 3 Assignment 

Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages, but including the completed observation checklist) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the€¯Writing Center (Links to an external site.)’s (Links to an external site.) APA Style (Links to an external site.)€¯resource. 
Must include a separate title page with the following: 

Title of paper 
Student’s name 
Course name and number 
Instructor’s name 
Date submitted 

Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. 

To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this€¯Help! Need Article (Links to an external site.)€¯tutorial, which can help you find a good starting place for your research. 
The€¯Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)€¯table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. 
To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view the€¯University of Arizona Global Campus Quick n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.)€¯tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips. 

Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s€¯Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)€¯guide. 
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the€¯Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)€¯resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

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