Assessments begin at the moment we first meet a child. Children are assessed continually throughout the year with checkpoints in the Fall and Spring. Family conferences are held twice a year (and individually as needed) to celebrate children’s learning. Assessments will be relevant to each child or adapted to meet specific needs of each child. The Toddler and Preschool classroom utilize the ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire), DECA 2nd Edition (Devereux Early Childhood Assessment), as well as a child portfolio that keeps a record of your child’s progress. The Pre-K class uses the “Get Set for School” assessment as well as the DECA and child portfolios.
We partner with the Bremerton School District in order to follow the progress of our Pre-K children through Kindergarten. They come in twice a year to test for school readiness. The areas of readiness they test are picture naming, rhyming, first sound fluency, letter naming, and which one does not belong.