Unit 4: Observation in Early Childhood


Watch the video, “Physical Development in Early Childhood,” @ http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pls_0558982484/index.html?wf=1&item=4 and choose one child to observe for motor development.

Discuss and defend the observation technique you used.

    • Why did you select this observation technique?

    • What did you learn?

    • What other observation technique could you have used?

    • What more do you need to know?

Explain the importance of direct observation to a coworker who is new in the early childhood field. Give specific examples of why it is important to conduct objective observations of young children.