We use a variety of methods of formal and informal observation and documentation to help us understand the whole child within the context of the group. Anecdotal notes, children’s narratives, digital photos, video and audio clips and children’s work samples all become part of individual electronic and authentic portfolios.
The State of California Desired Results Developmental Profile and the Ages & Stages Questionnaire-3 are also used as resources for our assessment of children’s learning and development.
The Storyteller Newsletter
As we continue to explore the Reggio Emilia approach, we collaborate to construct documentation panels, weekly bulletins, and small group stories to share with families in addition to a monthly newsletter entitled, The Storyteller.
The Storyteller e-newsletter is sent to parents and staff and is also available online. Use the Newsletter links to the right or click here to view archives.