Infant/Toddler Observation Rubric

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INFANT/TODDLER OBSERVATION CHECKLIST

This instrument focuses on the direct observation of adult behaviors/environmental arrangements specific to supporting the social emotional development of infants and toddlers. Items are scored using the following 4-point scale: 1. Exemplary (4)

a. Observed consistently across the observation time b. Observed consistently across children in the classroom c. Practice is of high quality throughout the observation 2. Emerging (3)

a. Practice is observed more often then not during the observation b. Practice is observed across multiple children c. Quality of the practice is acceptable and developmentally appropriate 3. Needs Improvement (2)

a. Practice is observed infrequently or inconsistently across the observation time b. Practice is observed in some but few children c. Quality of the practice is minimal or inconsistent 4. Not observed (1)

a. Practice is rarely observed
b. Practice is used in a way that is developmentally inappropriate

Teacher’s Name: ______________________________________Facility Name: ___________________________________ Date of Observation: ___________________________________Time of Observation: _______________________________ Number of Adults Present: _____Number of Children Present: ____Age Range of Children Present: _________________ Curriculum Used:_______________________________________________

| |Exemplary Practice |Emerging Practice |Needs Improvement |Not Observed | |ROUTINE CARE/DIAPERING |4 |3 |2 |1 | | | | | | | |1. Staff provides routine care for children when not attended by parent. |4 |3 |2 |1 | |NOTES: | | | | | | | | | | | |2. Caregivers encourage self-help skills for toddlers.(ie. toddlers assist with their own clothing and grooming as they are able) |4 |3 |2 |1 | |Personal care activities are made enjoyable to infants/toddlers.(ie. singing songs, speaking gently) | | | | | |NOTES: | | | | | | | | | | | |3. Eating, toileting and nap time is personalized for each child's needs. |4 |3 |2 |1...
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