Have you heard about DRDP - Desired Results Developmental Profiles?
Parents know how their children do by heart. And most probably all children are doing great in their unique way. How can early educators support families and share about child's development? California Department of Education and WestEd developed a system for early child educators to follow and show parents and other educators about developmental stages of infants and toddlers.You can see the chart below listed 29 different areas of a child's development. Here is the official page for parents to learn more about DRDP: https://www.desiredresults.us/families.
DRDP (2015) Infant and Toddler View consists of five main domains, i.e. Approaches to Learning - Self Regulations, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy Development, Cognition (including Math and Science) and Physical Development - Health. The above glance is an excerpt from DRDP (2015) A Developmental Continuum from Early Infancy to Kindergarten Entry page 15 of intro, parents who are interested to learn more, you can download the pdf document from the California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/documents/drdp2015infanttoddler.pdf
Modern Education Family Childcare - Yerba Buena is first implementing this observation and teaching tool in the program.
After learning about DRDP in the training hosted by WestEd, I think it will be beneficial for children and families in our program. Parents can know how their child's developmental stage better in a full spectrum. I can plan my activities to support different children's needs. - Pyrena
Will my child needs to do a test or an assessment at this young age? How it will look like for DRDP?
It is one of popular questions and concerns from families who learn about DRDP the first time.
After your child is enrolled into our program, your child will receive our attentive care and fun play-based program. Children are natural learners. They are curious. They are interested to learn about everything, such as, the moving objects in front of their eyes, the chatter sounds from surrounding, the movements of their bodies. When they are playing, they are developing their different senses and their bodies.
As an early child educator, we prepare a safe and fun environment for child to experience the world by themselves. At the same time, we observe their development using DRDP. No test, no stress, no extra efforts are required for children, they can just learn in their own pace and style, they can enjoy their infanthood and childhood once in a lifetime.
Not only daily report, parents will have an opportunity to learn about their child's development twice a year after the DRDP is completed. In the parent conference, we will update and share about what strengths and challenges we find out about their child. Parents can talk about their observation or concern, vice versa. Communication is always a key to successful partnership between families and child care program in bringing up a child. Other than regular feedback, parent can share their opinion through annoymous survey: http://bit.ly/drdp-survey. We will review the feedback and improve on the program.