Communicate with Others

Who should I talk to?

The first purpose of observation is to enhance children’s experiences. Consider what other perspectives may be helpful as you assemble the puzzle in front of you. Families, colleagues, as well as the child and their peers all may provide valuable insight. The second purpose of observation is to share with families. Families have a great desire to understand their child’s experiences; they need to be aware of and value how their child is growing and learning.


Who should I talk to?

  • Child
    • Informal conversation
    • Targeted questioning
  • Child's peers
  • Family, co-workers, specialists, director

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