Connections Course 2: Comparing Assessment in Early Learning

Hello and welcome to Connections Course Two: Comparing Assessment in Early Learning

Continuing the Journey

We are happy you have joined us for part two of the Connections series.

This course, Connections II : Comparing Assessment in Early Learning, builds on the material from Connections I : An Introduction to Assessment in Early Learning. In this course we will examine a variety of existing assessment practices and consider some alternative assessment practices.

As in the previous course, the learning for Connections II is structured in modules that cover distinct topics. We invite you to work at your own pace, and encourage you to complete one module a week if possible, We know your lives are busy, and that some people may need a bit longer to complete a module.

Throughout this first course you will be invited to think about assessment holistically; consider the value of using non-standard assessment methods; and reflect on assessment within the context of IELCC settings.


We have endeavored to share Canadian resources and articles that explore this content and where possible we focus on working in an Indigenous context.

We look forward to sharing and learning with you.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Modules
  • 17 Lessons

Scenario-based learning allows learners to view situations from different perspectives, encouraging thoughtful reflection. Applying learning in a more practical way can help to build confidence and gives the learner the ability to transfer knowledge to real-life work. You will see how best practices might look in action, determine alternate strategies you could implement in these situations, and reflect on your own experiences as a care provider.

Your task is to take on the perspective of the provider within the scenario and determine:

  • What worked well?
  • What, if anything, could be done differently?

Remember, it is not the job of providers to diagnose children. Instead, we can do our best to create safe childcare ecosystems that promote social emotional well-being and support children and their diverse range of behaviours. This will be important to keep in mind while navigating the scenarios in Module 4.