How ______________________ (insert child’s name)
Is Learning and Growing From Birth To 3
Take a few moments to complete the questions below with each of the families you work with. Both you and the parent(s) complete Parts 1 and 2 separately and then share your responses in Part 3. Use these questions to talk with each parent about the child’s strengths and needs and the parent’s hopes and expectations for the future. Information like this helps you to support the healthy development of the children in your care.
PART ONE: Tuning In to the caregiver’s perspective
If I had to describe (child’s name)_________________ in 10 words, they would include:
What I like most about (child’s name)__________________ is
What I find most challenging about caring for (child’s
name)__________________ is ________________________________
_______________________________ because ___________________
The activity I most enjoy with (child’s name)
_____________________________ is _____________________________
__________________________________________ because ____________
Three hopes I have for (child’s name_____________) while he/she is in my care:
PART TWO: Tuning in to (child’s name)
(child’s name)___________ is happiest when______________________________________
The kinds of play and learning activities (child’s name)_________________________ enjoys most are: _________________________________________________________.
I think this is because ___________________________________________________.
What upsets (child’s name)___________________________ most
is_________________________________________________. I think this is because
To comfort (child’s name)_________________________, I ___________
PART THREE: Using what you know to decide how best to support ________________ (child’s name)
|For parents and caregivers to complete together:|
I think (child’s name)_________________________’s greatest strengths are:
I think (child’s name)_________________________ needs help with:
What are our goals for (child’s name) ________________________ now? Over the next 3 months?
What kinds of experiences can we give (child’s name) _______________________ to help him/her reach these goals?
How can we work together to best support (child’s name)____________________?