1. Review “Principles for Early Childhood Assessments” on pages 32–33 in Assessment in Early Childhood Education. Select three of the listed six principles that are the most meaningful to you as an early childhood educator. Describe in detail how you have incorporated or plan to incorporate each of these three principles into your work with young children.
1. In your own words, explain the following statement: Although development is related to age, it is not dependent on age. Then, include two examples that demonstrate the statement drawn from the scenario above about Ricky and/or a real-life experience with a child you currently know or have worked with in the past.
3. Using this week’s article “Conducting Informal Developmental Assessments” as a guide, in your own words: define each of the five developmental domains discussed by the authors: (1) cognition, (2) communication/language development, (3) social/emotional development, (4) physical development, and (5) adaptive behavior development. Then, using examples from the scenario about Ricky, explain why developmental domains should be viewed as interdependent parts of a whole, rather than as separate or independent elements of a child’s development.