Overview

In this Performance Task, you will participate in a field experience  by observing and evaluating indoor and outdoor environments in an infant  and a toddler setting. You will create a narrated PowerPoint  presentation based on what you have learned from the resources in the  Competency, your observations, and reflective conversations with your  Host Teachers. The presentation evaluates the power and elements of  quality indoor and outdoor infant toddler environments.

Submission Length: A narrated PowerPoint  presentation on quality indoor and outdoor infant/toddler environments  consisting of approximately 24 slides.

 This Assessment requires submission of three files, your completed  Infant Toddler Indoor Environment Observation Worksheet, Infant Toddler  Outdoor Observation Worksheet, and your PowerPoint presentation.  

 Note: For this Performance Task Assessment, you are  required to draw from not only the resources for the Topics but also  your experiences, observations, and host teacher and other professionals  who work in your field setting. Your conversations with these  professionals and your observations in the setting are essential to the  successful completion of the Assessment. For additional information  regarding the field experience requirements and expectations, please  review the BSECS Field Experience Handbook found on the . 

 

Instructions

Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric. This  is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and  it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the  Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of  the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and  use their time most productively. Review the key topics for this assessment and discuss them with your Host Teacher to gather their insights and thoughts.

Evaluating Routines and Transitions in Infant and Toddler Care and Education Settings

Before You Observe:

  • Review the Rubric, the , and the

 

Your Observations

  • Make arrangements to observe in an infant and a toddler setting.
  • Share your assignment/goals with the Host Teacher in each setting. These include: 
    • o Use both the Infant Toddler Indoor Environment Observation  Worksheet and the Infant Toddler Outdoor Environment Observation  Worksheet as guides to observe indoor and outdoor environments for both  infants and toddlers. Be sure to take good notes, and record any  questions you may have and the information you seek about the  environments.
    • Engage in a reflective conversation with each Host Teacher about  your observation experience, sharing questions that came up for you and  areas about which you would like additional information. You may want to  focus on an area of the classroom environment that was particularly  effective in providing safety, a sense of security, and/or enhancing  development. You may have a question about something the teacher did or  said, a childs reaction to something in the environment, and/or ways  the program hopes to improve.

Creating Your PowerPoint

Create a narrated PowerPoint presentation on quality environments for  infants and toddlers based on your course resources, your observations,  and your conversations with the teacher. Your presentation should  include:

  • 12 introductory slides that explain how a quality indoor  environment can impact the healthy development and learning of infants  and toddlers
  • 810 slides that evaluate the essential elements of indoor environments that enhance infant and toddler development and learning
  • 23 conclusory slides that include information about the indoor  environments in your field settings. Share insights, your host  teacher(s) input, and offer suggestions for improvement.

  • 12 introductory slides that explain the impact that a quality  outdoor environment can have on the healthy development and learning of  infants and toddlers
  • 810 slides that evaluate the essential elements of outdoor environments that enhance infant/toddler development and learning
  • 23 conclusory slides that include information about the indoor  environments in your field settings. Share insights, your host  teacher(s) input, and offer suggestions for improvement

 

Note: Be sure to cite your sources and adhere to  confidentiality. Do not use childrens names. (You can use just a first  name, or refer to child 1, child 2, etc.) Also, refer to your host  teacher by the persons first name only. You may include a picture or  graphics. If you receive permission, take pictures of your field  setting(s), but do not include any photographs of children