Understanding Child Development

You know that the teachers at UCCC are amazing at nurturing and caring for your child. What you may not know is that they are constantly working to understand your child’s development and support their learning and growth.

At UCCC, we use a variety of tools to help us understand and share with you how your child is growing and learning. Teachers also use this information to develop curriculum, set individual goals, and plan classroom activities that support the learning needs of each child. You have probably heard your teachers talk about DIAL, DECA, GOLD, and ASQ. Here is a little introduction to each one.

Teachers may share the results of these different tools throughout the year with you at conferences or home visits. If there is ever a concern, teachers will share this information with you and work with you to make a plan for next steps. UCCC also uses aggregate information from the tools to show how we as a school are doing related to the growth and development of the children in our care.

Teachers (as well as Jessica, Rachel, and Faosat) are always happy to talk with you about these screenings and assessments. Please let us know how we can better help you understand your child’s development.

Post by Jessica Sims