10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET What are formative and summative assessments in Connect4Learning? How can we use them to benefit teachers and each child? In this session, we explore the variety of summative and formative assessments that early childhood educators can use in authentic contexts throughout the day. This session supports classroom teachers in their understanding and use of both assessment and observational data to shape children's learning and nurture development. It empowers teachers to understand and use data gathered from developmental instruments, their own observations, and children's work samples to promote change and growth in their pedagogical and curricular practices.