PDC #2: Child Care Programming (Observation, Assessment & Evaluation)

ED POL 383

Discuss and apply techniques and tools for observation, assessment and evaluation of individual children, the curriculum, classrooms and staff in this second course of four in the Program Development Credential series. Systems for planning, goal setting and monitoring provide continuous information on the quality of the program, teacher and student outcomes.

This course can be applied to the Child Care Program Development Certificate.


Pam Bennett

Pam Bennett

Pam Bennett, M.S. Child & Family Studies, has been dedicated to the early care and education field for over 25 years. Her early experiences included teaching in preschool, HeadStart, school age and infant/toddler classrooms and as an early childhood art ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Observe young children through various methods, and identify developmental and behavioral needs of individual children
  • Know the difference between assessment and evaluation, and discover tools to assess and evaluate individual children
  • Differentiate between screening and diagnosis
  • Establish group and individual goals/outcomes based on observation, assessment and evaluation
  • Assess and evaluate the curriculum and the classrooms, followed by goal setting and outcomes, and monitoring the effectiveness of the curriculum and learning environments
  • Assess and evaluate the teaching staff, followed by goal setting and outcomes for teachers, and monitoring their progress and professional development
  • Develop a system for assessing and evaluating


Recommended: Child Care Program Development course #1

Date: Course available June 2-Aug 4

Location: Online and UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Pam Bennett M.S.

Fee: $1,011

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number:

Note: Face-to-Face: Sat., June 2., 8:30am-4:30pm

Online: Mon., June 4-Sat., Aug. 4

No class week of July 2nd.

For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334

Registration Deadline: Fri., May 18

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