Early Childhood Classroom Observation Guide

A Walkthrough Checklist for Prekindergarten Classrooms – Level 3 Examples of Quality Classroom Settings

  1.  Furniture arrangement allows for safe supervision
  2.  Furnishings are appropriate
  3.  Health and safety procedures are implemented
  4.  Classroom displays examples of children’s work
  5.  Room is free of clutter and extraneous stimulation
  6.  Classroom spaces well organized & learning materials accessible
  7.  Language and literacy experiences prominent
  8.  Staff interactions with children are positive and promote critical thinking
  9.  Diversity is reflected through the classroom
  10.  Outdoor space is safe and accessible
  11.   Level of sound is elevated indicating communication and learning
  12.   Evidence of DAP curriculum, lesson plans, etc
  13.  Opportunities for various activity groups
  14.   Evidence of accommodations for diverse learners
  15.   Children are actively engaged in activities
  16.   Adults work collaboratively as a team
  17.  Teaching staff use positive classroom management
  18.  Teaching staff promotes social emotional skills
  19.  There is evidence that family involvement is encouraged