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Section 5

Getting to Know Children

In the most effective classrooms, assessment is nearly “invisible.” The impacts of that assessment, however, are not—nor are the relationships that fuel the assessment process.


The Community of Learning

There are three important parties in the early childhood learning environment: the child, the child’s family, and you. We have provided some resources to support you in caring for each of these.

DisclaimerThe publisher and the authors cannot be held responsible for injury, mishap, or damages incurred during the use of or because of the information presented in this toolkit. The authors recommend appropriate and reasonable supervision at all times based on the age and capability of each child. It is advisable teachers do not distribute photos of children or post them online without written consent from parents or guardians. Photos and videos should be kept internally to the program absent written consent from parents or guardians.