Portfolios: Each child has their own portfolio binder, which is updated routinely by his/her classroom teachers. The portfolio is a compilation of pictures, quotes, artwork, writing samples (if applicable), and information regarding developmental milestones that chronicles each individual child’s growth and development at Compass. Each portfolio is accessible in the classroom and parents can reference it at any time to gather information about their child’s early learning experiences.
The Intentional Teacher: Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children’s Learning (Rev. ed.) - How do preschoolers learn and develop? What are the best ways to support learning in the early years? This revised edition of this book guides teachers to balance both child-guided and adult-guided learning experiences that respond to children’s interests and focus on what they need to learn to be successful in school and life.
"Good Job" alternatives: A “good job” now and then is fine, but it doesn’t help children understand why what they did was good. Preschoolers need to know what they did, why it worked, or why it shows they are capable. Try the following suggestions to give preschoolers specific, detailed information that recognizes their achievements and encourages their learning.