58% of child care centers are not up to full enrollment since COVID-19 and their biggest challenge was hiring and staffing shortages
80% of child care centers use natural observations for children's developmental growth - Procare Solutions’ 2023 Child Care Management Software Industry Trends Report
How do teachers decide when a student has mastered a lesson and is ready to move on to the next one? Due to staffing shortages, centers sometimes must hire less-experienced staff. The challenges of training new teachers while staying on top of constant updates of state and ECE standards make it difficult for child care centers to conduct meaningful and regular assessments.
Most states require the use of learning standards to track developmental milestones, so teachers should be aware of the skills children generally demonstrate when they reach a certain age. And every child develops at a different pace. When child care centers don’t do the proper evaluations, some students can fall behind while others get bored because they’ve already mastered the material but haven’t been allowed to progress. The need to accurately and frequently assess children’s milestones is especially important as educators adapt to learning after the pandemic.
Watch this on-demand webinar on assessing children’s development in early childhood programs to learn why it’s important to stay on top of where young learners are in their education journeys and the automation that can help child care centers conduct assessments.
These assessments benefit children and help providers comply with state standards while promoting harmony and connections between teachers, families and young learners. Complete the form above to watch the webinar today!