Tip Sheet: Using Early Learning Guidelines for Assessment

Introducing It: Using the Early Learning Guidelines to Track Development for Assessment talks about ways to track child development. It discusses two different sets of early learning guidelines that educators can refer to.

Tip Sheet: The Authentic Assessment Cycle

Download Introducing It: The Authentic Assessment Cycle and Its Role in Early Childhood Education to learn the hallmarks of Authentic Assessment. This Tip Sheet also explores the Authentic Assessment cycle, and it explains how data is used to shape further instruction.

Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™)

The Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) was developed at CEED to identify the extent to which a reflective supervisory or consultation session demonstrates a reflective process grounded in infant mental health theory and principles. Learn about its use as a research tool and as a practical aid during reflective supervision sessions.

Building Family Resiliency

Building Family Resiliency: Community Voices, Community Perspectives is a podcast for professionals who work with young children and their family. CEED’s Deborah Ottman interviews guests about child development and family relationships.

Tip Sheets: Executive Function

Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children’s behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Tip Sheets: The Effects of Trauma on Young Children

These Tip Sheets introduce common ways in which young children express responses to different types of trauma, the protective factors that can help children recover from trauma, and prompts and techniques for reflective listening in support of building trust in meaningful relationships.

Tip Sheets: Reflective Listening

Reflective practice can transform active listening into reflective listening. Find out how it works and what potential barriers exist, and get prompts and techniques for building trust in meaningful relationships.

Tip Sheets: Stress Behaviors in Young Children

These Tip Sheets explore causes of unmanageable stress in children and its impact on caregiving adults. They delve into the role of the brain and what children need to remain emotionally regulated. They also provide information on preventing stress in a child before challenging behaviors occur and responding when they do.

Parent Aware and the CLASS®

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) is a tool that assesses classroom quality. In this video, learn how the CLASS® works and how it is used in Parent Aware classroom observations.