Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles
Chapter 1: Observation: An introduction
Chapter 2: Lenses and Filters
Chapter 3: Observing children through the lens of early childhood development 
Chapter 4: Observing children through the lens of play

Part 2: Protocols
Chapter 5: Narrative observations 
Chapter 6: Methods of observing and recording 

Part 3: Pathways
Chapter 7: Observing and evaluating children’s environments 
Chapter 8: Observations that give cause for concern 

Part 4: Practices in authentic assessment
Chapter 9: Authentic Assessment and portfolios 
Chapter 10: Documentation and reflection 
Chapter 11: Analyzing observations and evidence and responding to findings