Putting the Child Back Into Child Care Quality Assessment
Ridley, S. M., & McWilliam, R. A.
Synopsis: Several formal assessment tools are available to evaluate child care quality, but most stress the classroom environment, not child engagement - the time children spend interacting with the learning environment. The authors recommend that teachers use a group observation checklist to gauge classroom involvement.
Ridley, S. M., & McWilliam, R. A. (2001). Putting the child back into child care quality assessment. Young Children, 56(4), 92-93.