January 8, 2021

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 8, 2021)—Northwest AEA will host "Observation and Assessment of Young Children" virtually beginning on Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

This class will take an in-depth look at observation and assessment in the early childhood classroom. It is designed for anyone who works with preschool-aged children including administrators, preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff.

Discussion, activities and assignments will focus on how early childhood program staff gather data about what and how children are learning through observation and assess- ment. We will be using a variety of tools to gather information and plan instruction to further student development.

Participants will learn to take high quality, meaningful anecdotal notes, use them to score assessments, and plan children’s daily activities.

Licensure renewal is offered. Please learn more here.


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.

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