The highly anticipated toddler version of the CLASS® tool is here -- providing early childhood programs with an accurate, reliable way to assess effective classrooms. For use with children from 15-36 months, this standardized observation tool measures the effectiveness of interactions between teachers and children, a primary ingredient of early educational experiences that prepare children for future school success. The first tool to measure teacher–child interactions for the toddler age group, CLASS® Toddler:
This useful manual includes detailed descriptions of the 8 CLASS® Toddler Dimensions, administration procedures, and information about the tool's development.
One copy of the CLASS® Toddler Dimensions Overview, a tri-fold reference sheet for observers, is included with the manual. The manual is spiral-bound and contains 80 pages.
This manual is part of CLASS®, the bestselling classroom observational tool that measures interactions between children and teachers -- a primary ingredient of high-quality educational experiences. With versions for toddler programs, PreK, and K-3 classrooms, the reliable and valid CLASS® tool establishes an accurate picture of the classroom through brief, repeated observation and scoring cycles and effectively pinpoints areas for improvement.
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For programs serving children from 15–36 months
With this toddler version of the widely used Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) tool, your early childhood program will have an accurate, reliable way to assess classrooms. The CLASS® Toddler tool assesses teacher–child interactions, a primary ingredient of early educational experiences that prepare children for future school success.
This reliable and valid tool:
The CLASS® Toddler tool measures eight critical dimensions that fall under two domains:
Emotional and behavioral support
Engaged support for learning