Assessing Young Children

This article answers the why, which and how questions about children’s assessments. Why Engage in Assessment? Whether it’s mandated or a choice, it’s a way to chart a child’s progress over time, to screen for disabilities; to evaluate kindergarten readiness; to assist in developing curriculum; to evaluate the effectiveness of a project or a program; and to provide feedback to parents. Which Measures Should I Select? Teachers have the option to use standardized tests, which compares children’s development to the standard norm, or informal methods, like observation or forms that are designed by the teachers, or a combination of both. Standardized Tests: The benefits of standardized tests it co

Benefits of Making Babyfood at Home

If you’re a new mom, you want what’s best for your baby. A healthy baby begins with good nutrition. Supermarket shelves are loaded with prepared baby foods of all types and descriptions. But have you stopped to read the labels on these products? Many have significant amounts of added sugar and salt to add flavor and help preserve them. Not only is a diet high in sugar or salt not healthy for a baby, babies exposed to it early in life develop a preference for sugary and salty foods. Do you really want to turn your baby into a sugar and salt-loving child? When you give a baby a sugary or salty diet, you’re creating a “taste” for these foods that can stick with them into adulthood. Food prefere

Effective Child Discipline

There's not a responsible parent on the planet who hasn't struggled with getting a child to obey, and it can be an excruciating experience. How do you get your children to mind without losing yours? That's a challenge, and God's Word has much to say about how we as parents can meet that challenge. It shows us how to provide the kind of discipline that helps our children fulfill their responsi­bility. If the most important thing for our children to learn is to obey, what do we do when they won't? Four Parenting Styles First, it's important to understand how your parenting approach may be contributing to the problem, especially in a culture that has made discipline a dirty word. To speak of a

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