Assessment Tool

The goal of the program is to ensure that all children are making progress in the domains of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. We use the DRDP, a tool developed by the CDE, CDD to assess the development of children. Children are assessed within 60 days of enrollment and every six months thereafter. Parents’ input is a necessary component of this assessment. The assessment is also used to plan and conduct age and developmentally appropriate activities for the children. DRDP required for each child enrolled in a program at least 10 hours per week.

The Desired Results for Children and Families is used in the Program.

The goals of the Desired Results for children are as follows: 
    1. Children are personally and socially competent 
    2. Children are effective learners 
    3. Children show physical and motor competency 
    4. Children are Safe and Healthy

We utilize the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2010) as the assessment tool for each child enrolled in the program.

Skills Acquired
At the end of the school year, you can expect that your child(ren) to have acquired, but not limited to, the following skills:
1. Social/ Emotional Skills: 
        a) Enjoys being with other children and adults 
        b) Has increased drive for independence and self- control 
        c) Begins taking turns 
        d) Has pride in personal accomplishments
2. Physical/ Motor 
        a) Hops on one foot, skips, and jumps 
        b) Can catch a ball/bean bags with both hands 
        c) Dresses and undresses him/herself 
        d) Uses scissors to cut a straight line 
        e) Can copy a simple design
3. Cognitive 
        a) Can complete a 6-8 piece puzzle 
        b) Begins to understand time and simple math concepts 
        c) Recalls main detail of a story 
        d) Understands special concepts (front/back, high/low, etc.) 
        e) Counts to 10 by rote
4. Language 
        a) Follows up to two-step directions that are sequential 
        b) Participated in rhymes, games, songs and stories 
        c) Listens to and understands English 
        d) Identifies at least 10 letters of the alphabet, especially those in his/her own name