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Artifact Documentation

Title of Artifact: ____Focused Preschool Observation_____

NAEYC Standards: This artifact documents my competency in the following


standard(s); key element(s)

Standard 3: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Child and


Families

Artifact Rationale Statement

1. What is this artifact and what did you do to develop it?

This artifact is an observation focused on a preschool aged child that was


conducted in a three-star child care center. The first thing I done was asked the
teacher and one of the childs parents about the childs history. Through the next
couple days, I observed and documented the things I saw the child do. I made
sure that everything I wrote down was objective- not stating my opinions, but only
state the things that were done.

2. How does this artifact demonstrate your growth as a professional and help
you meet the standard?

This artifact demonstrates my growth as a professional because it taught me


how to observe children and objectively record information. It helped me meet
the standard because I learned the importance of getting to know the child before
assessing the child. A professional always seek to gain more knowledge.
Therefore, a teacher should always seek out information about each child. I will
only use the information that I learn about each child to plan for meaningful
curriculum and strive to keep it confident.

3. How will you use what you have learned in the future?

I will use what I have learned from this artifact in the future. I will make sure that
everything thing I record from an observation is objective. This means I will not
state my opinions, but will only state the things the child did or said. I will also
make sure I know each childs background and continue to learn about them
every day. I believe by doing these things, I can better myself a caring and
supportive teacher.