- Create an electronic file that contains an organised database of a wide range of developmental milestones and quotes from educational theory.
- Summarise key early childhood educational theories to provide an overview of development. You will need to paraphrase some of this information and reference all sections correctly. Other contributions in this section will be direct quotes referenced as such. This task will require you to be able to identify the key components of the theory and put the information together in a concise way.
- Collect a large series of relevant developmental quotes that can be used to reference your observation interpretations. Each quote must be individually referenced, with in text referencing, so that it can be copied and applied to other work quickly and easily. Each page must have the full text references of the quotes used at the bottom of the page in small print so that the source is easily identifiable and able to be applied to other assessments.
- Set up your database in a format that suits you or you can follow the outline below.
a. Suggested database outline:
i. A contents page.
ii. A section for summarising a range of early childhood theories.
iii. A section for each domain of development divided in age ranges.
iv. A reference list.