About the Book

Focused Portfolios(tm)

Focused Portfolios(tm)

A Complete Assessment for the Young Child
July 2002
Trade Paperback · 320 Pages
$34.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781929610075
Redleaf Press


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Offers an innovative method to accurately document children's growth and development by observing them in the midst of their everyday activities. Used for years in programs across the country, this easy-to-use system helps teachers assess children's progress in four areas (Favorites, Friends, Family, and Developmental Milestones). Eight chapters include a complete introduction to the Focused Portfolios method, many step-by-step examples, and all the necessary forms for portfolio collection.

About the Authors

Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant and trains early childhood educators across the country on topics ranging from observation and assessment to understanding and meeting state education standards. She holds a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College with a specialization in early childhood education and teaching adults.