CUCCC Assessments Used
Developmental Screen - Familiar teachers will look for basic information
to make sure your child is on track developmentally. The items that they
look for vary depending on the child’s age. A graph will be shared with you
to show where your child is developmentally. The information from the
Brigance is used for a child entering the center or new classroom for their
teacher to be able to teach to your child. Please ask your child’s teacher
to know specific details of your child’s Brigance. Possible observations
include: physical conditions, use of eyes, handedness, attention to task,
interest level, confidence level, assurance of response, and links number
Curriculum® - GOLD®
- The Creative Curriculum®
looks at how each child (birth to age 5) is progressing in each of the
following developmental areas; Social-Emotional, Physical, Language,
Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies,
and the Arts. The assessment covers 38 objectives and how the child meets
each of these within their age level norms. This assessment system is a way
for your child’s teacher to find answers to these questions:
1. What does this child know, and what
is he or she able to do?
2. How does this relate to important
objectives for development and learning?
3. How do I help this child build on
what he/she already knows?
4. Is this child making progress?
5. How do this child’s skills and
behaviors compare to those of most children in his or her age-group (based
6. How can I summarize what I know
about this child and use it to plan and communicate with others?
Each part of the cycle requires
teachers to undertake a different task:
1. Observe and
through observations and documentation. Written observations from home are
2. Analyze and
to children by considering skills in relation to specific objectives and
then scaffolding their learning.
by comparing a child’s skills and behaviors to research-based indicators of
learning and development.
plan, and communicate,
making use of the collected information to plan experiences and share with
(3-5 year olds only) - After observing your child, teachers will complete a
social-emotional questionnaire. The questionnaire shows the child’s
strengths in the three protective factor areas; Attachment, Initiative, and
Self-Control. Teachers use the results from the DECA assessments to plan
activities to build each child’s protective factors. Protective factors are
important to building resilience and the ability to bounce back through any
circumstance in a child’s life.
Results from these assessments
will be shared with you on a Strengths, Goals and Strategies sheet at
conference time. Your child’s teacher will happy to share additional
information with you at that time.
attend monthly meetings with other teachers to collaborate and plan for
the best experience for the children through our assessment systems.
assessed through observation throughout their typical days with familiar
is important to us. Only people in the following positions will have access
to your child’s assessments:
Assistant Teacher - In order to complete assessments and use to plan for
your child’s individual needs.
- In order to assist teachers in completing the assessment cycle
successfully. In order to document results to better implement the
assessment system. Once results are documented, your child’s results
will be used with other children’s results without names attached to
Our goal is for you and your
child to have a successful and fun early childhood experience. Please
contact your child’s teacher with any questions.