observation activity

The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) is a major assessment tool used in state-funded programs, Head Starts, and other kinds of early childhood education programs. The DRDP requires observation and documentation of each child in a wide spectrum of the developmental domains. The emphasis is on observing the children in natural play-based settings, not in “staged” planned “testing” settings. The DRDP is valuable both in getting to know the children and as a planning tool for interest- and ability-based curriculum.

Please go to the following website (highlight and right click) and check out the DRDP.


After looking through the DRDP, identify one measure in one domain and then suggest one activity that you might use to help assess a child on that measure, Write down your findings