The purpose of assessment with pre-school children typically is two-fold: the first focus is on screening groups of children and the second is on programme planning for identified children, both with the overall goal of improving developmental outcomes. Developmental progress is a primary concern in the assessment of young children and includes a focus on cognitive, motor, and social development. While assessment of specific areas of concern are important, our focus here is on a general area of concern relevant for the broader population of pre-schoolers – the skills and knowledge essential to early school success: specifically, basic developmental skills and social behaviour. Assessment of these skills can be conducted at the screening level and at the programme planning level.

Basic Skills and Knowledge

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