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Martinovic, Dr. Dragana (Education)
Early childhood education.
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The earliest years of life have a tremendous impact on the realization of children's potential. Early involvement in play-based learning positively affects child brain development during sensitive periods that peak before school-age. ECEs can facilitate this development by being responsive, documenting children's progression, and planning appropriately. The Early Childhood Education Act has no standardized procedure regarding the observation, monitoring, screening/reporting of children. Grounded in Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory, this thesis provides insight into current documentation and assessment practices that ECEs use in childcare, as well as how they are following up on concerns. The researcher designed a Pre-Intervention Developmental Report, to record identified concerns, take observations and plan for follow-up, connected with two highly used instruments, the ELECT and the ASQ-3. This research emphasises a need for a framework and screening that accounts for all children and is built on the inclusivity of children from different cultures and with diverse abilities.
Iantosca, Jo Ann, "UNITING EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING AND MONITORING TO INFORM INTERVENTION PRACTICES" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 246.