P-PM-06: Child Assessment Policy

This measure covers all facilities except school-age-only programs. It involves evaluating if the program encourages and supports the teachers’ use of assessments to guide their instructional planning for the children in their class. There should be an early learning program that has a formal, written process for using child assessments to inform instruction. The facility should be able to answer the following:

  • What developmental screenings or assessments are being used? 
  • How is the information used? 
  • What determines which activities to provide for the children weekly?

Here are examples of using assessments to inform instruction:

  • Written policy in employee or parent handbook
  • Note taking on lesson plans
  • Completion of program-generated forms

Category: Category 3: Program Administration Subcategory: Program Management


In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.

Practice Opportunities

These resources include tips, strategies, activities, or specific tools related to this measure that programs can put into practice.