Learning is enhanced when you take time to reflect on the process. This week, you will have a journal that asks you to complete a reading and discuss your reaction in relation to the topic for the unit. Your reflection and writing will help with your understanding of the content covered.

This week, you have reviewed observation and assessment strategies in the early childhood environment and learned that part of the assessment process is partnering with a child’s family. You have also explored the Individuals with Disabilities Act as it relates to early intervention. As discussed in the Early intervention: A critical support for infants, toddlers, and families reading, it is important for parents to be informed about developmental screenings, early intervention services available in your community, and that, for children who qualify, intervention services cannot be denied due to a family’s inability to pay.