The Ohio Department of Early Learning and School Readiness have been making many changes that affect our program. They have developed new Early Learning and Development Standards which encompass the domains of: Approaches Toward Learning, Cognition and General Knowledge, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Language and Literacy, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development and Social and Emotional Development.
In 2014 – 2015 programs began piloting a partial version of the New Early Learning Assessment. We will be implementing the complete assessment in 2015 – 2016.
We will also be using the ASQ-3 in the fall of 2015. This assessment is a series of questionnaires that are to be completed by parents and teachers that cover the developmental areas of communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social.
Teachers complete quarterly student progress reports that are aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards. They are sent home to parents each nine weeks.