Observing Children


It is essential that caregivers working with children have an understanding of child development and the needs of children. By observing children carefully to note their progress, involvement and enjoyment, as well as focusing on the attainment of predetermined outcomes, caregivers should be able to plan a more appropriate curriculum that supports children’s development according to individual needs.

By observing children while they are involved in activities, caregivers will find out how the children’s skills are developing and what they are able to do. Caregivers will also be able to gather information on what the children know and understand, as well as their personal preferences.