As you are adding activities to a child's profile you have the option to tag developmental domains, skills and indicators. This is based on the state/provincial framework your center is set up with. If you would like to see an outline of your framework you can visit our frameworks page to learn more.
Tagging developmental domains, skills and indicators in an activity is a great way to track a child's development. Parents will be able to see the domains, skills and indicators you tagged in photos as well. Follow these easy steps below to learn how to best document a child's development!
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First, tap the + icon and select a meaningful photo of an activity you'd like to include in a child's portfolio. Tap the child this is connected to (make sure they're checked in!) and fill out a quick description of what is happening in the photo.
Then, from the drop down, tap the age range, domain, skill, and applicable indicators, and tap "Create Entry". (below is an example using the Ontario ELECT framework)
Once the entry is saved this will automatically upload into their Developmental Evidence page (accessible on their profile).
*Please note the Developmental Evidence is for internal use only- if you would like to share this with the child's family you can print it off or take a screen shot and email to save paper!*
From this page you can:
1. View at a glance the domains this child has had assessments recorded in.
2. A break down of how many assessments have been recorded for each age group.
3. Add notes and milestones to their developmental evidence page.
4. Toggle between classrooms to see which specific observations have been recorded and in which room.
Now, if you would like to go back and review or print a specific entry, you can do so from this page. Simply tap on the "expand" button and you can edit and print this particular entry along with the photo you originally attached of the activity observed.
That's it! With a few taps you can easily document and assess each child's developmental needs in your classroom! Curious about implementing a more robust assessment scale? Click HERE to find out how with HiMama!