Toddler Arrives with Dad

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  1. Read video background.
  2. Watch video and record observations on Watch Me Grow worksheet.
  3. See which measures we think are reflected by the evidence!
  4. Explore additional information from the California Preschool Curriculum Framework and California Preschool Learning Foundations.

1. Video Background 

This is a 43 second clip of a toddler arriving with his father, being greeted by his teacher, looking at a book with her, and saying good-bye to his father.

2. Watch Video: Toddler Arrives with Dad

3. Measures Reflected by the Evidence 

A good piece of evidence might address multiple measures. We are not assigning a developmental level, but rather saying that this video clip could be evidence for the measures. Measures Reflected by the Evidence: Toddler Arrives with Dad

4. For more information, explore California’s Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework for information about:

Language Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Be responsive to the active communicator and learner.” (pp. 84-85)
• “Include language in your interactions with infants and toddlers.” (p. 85)
• “Celebrate and support the Individual.” (p. 86)
• “Make communication and language interesting and fun.” (p. 87)

Learning Contexts:

Environment & Materials:
• “Engage infants with books and stories”  (p. 89)
• “Arrange the environment to support language development and communication” (p. 89)

• “Be responsive when children initiate communication” (p. 89)
• “Use child directed language” (p. 90)
• “Help children expand language” (p. 90)
• “Attend to individual development and needs” (p. 91)

Perceptual and Motor Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Recognize the child’s developing abilities” (p. 127)
• “Encourage self-directed movement” (pp. 127-128)
•  “Respect individual difference” (p. 128)
• “Be available to children as they move and explore” (p. 130)

Learning Contexts:

Environment & Materials:
• “Choose materials that support perceptual and motor development, focusing on the children’s interests …” (p. 130)
• “Provide safe but challenging spaces where children can move…”(p.131)
•  "Consider the child’s ease of movement in setting up the physical environment” (p.132)

• “Provide the infant with freedom to move” (p. 133)
• “Use common routines, activities and behaviors to allow for practice of perceptual and motor skills” (p. 134)