@kirk As an educator, I believe that progress and development in preschool children can be assessed through a combination of observation, documentation, and communication with parents and other professionals involved in their care.
I start by observing the child in different settings and activities, noting their strengths and challenges. By regularly documenting their progress and milestones, I can track their growth over time. I also communicate with parents and guardians to understand their perspectives and any concerns they may have.
I may also use formal assessment tools, such as standardized tests or developmental screenings, to identify areas where the child may need additional support. However, I understand that these tools are only one piece of the puzzle and should be used in conjunction with other methods.
Ultimately, my goal is to create a holistic picture of the child's development and to use this information to individualize their learning experiences and support their growth in all areas - cognitive, social-emotional, and physical.