Focused Portfolios™ is an Authentic Assessment Process
Designed for professionals serving children
from birth through age five.
Adopted by the New Mexico
Department of Children, Youth and Families
and widely used in the state of Oklahoma
Used in child care settings all over the US and Canada
to meet licensure/accreditation requirements!
If you are a Professional working in the field of Early Childhood Education
the Focused Portfolios™ process can help you:
manage regular classroom observations and assemble outstanding documentation
use developmental milestones
to capture each child's growth and progress
plan for next steps in the classroom and conduct effective conferences with families
The Focused Portfolios™ process is specifically designed for:
Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Center and Family Child Care, Head Start,
Early Head Start, Preschool, Special Needs and Inclusion Programs
Early Childhood Center Directors, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators and Staff Developers
Professionals engaged in developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment for young children
Focused Portfolios™ was written by Gaye Gronlund and Bev Engel.
These two early childhood education professionals have helped guide educators in the use of
authentic classroom assessment for many years.