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Early Childhood Assessments

When it comes to early childhood education and foundational learning, it’s important to use an assessment framework that allows you to properly assess the growth and development of the children in your care while communicating goals and milestones with your students’ families.

Vine Assessments simplifies the assessment process and helps teachers clearly articulate the growth and development of the children in their care. Vine Assessments aligns with the Head Start framework as well as state standards for all 50 states and includes a unique early childhood assessment framework that makes clarity a key strength of your child care center’s assessments and communications.

Observational and Formative

Vine Assessments is an observational and formative early childhood assessment framework that integrates with Procare’s engagement functionality and allows teachers to assess their students in the moment by recording observations and tracking milestones with ease. Through Procare’s web application or child care mobile app, child care staff and teachers can quickly and easily make observations and share them with families through the child’s digital assessment portfolio.

The Power of 21 Goals

Vine Assessments features developmental continuums with 21 goals that apply to children from birth through 5 as they prepare for kindergarten. These goals were uniquely created for Vine Assessments and tie directly to each assessment to help teachers and parents monitor the growth of their children. With each of these goals, the outcome marks a child’s growth in cognitive learning and behavior, self-awareness, positive relationships and other essential milestones in their development.

The list of 21 goals is a solid list of goals that providers will find familiar and useful. The numbering system is very intuitive and helpful for navigating the instrument.

– Kristen Burmester, Ph.D., the University of California at Berkeley

Enhanced Early Childhood Learning Domains

Vine Assessments covers all the following early childhood learning domains outlined by the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework:

  • Approaches to learning
  • Social & emotional development
  • Language & literacy
  • Cognition
  • Perception, motor & physical development

Then Vine Assessments goes further, providing additional indicators focused on communication, social studies as well as creative and cultural arts. This expansion into nine early learning domains allows teachers to make more detailed observations with simpler language.

How Do Vine Assessments Work?

Vine Assessments is exclusively available to Procare customers as a part of our classroom management and family engagement functionality. Teachers will be able to tie their lessons and observations directly to the appropriate Vine Assessments indicator, all from within the web-based software and the Procare child care mobile app.

Robust Center Management Capabilities and More

This robust child care management software has a host of additional capabilities that are essential for child care centers, before and after school programs and youth organizations. In addition to center management, Procare features family engagement, classroom management, tuition payment processing as well as essential integrations with many third-party providers in the child care market.

Why Procare

Proven in Child Care

For over 30 years, child care center owners have looked to Procare to provide real-time information for making critical decisions, maintaining compliance with local and state regulations and adhering to business best practices.

End-to-End Capabilities

Procare saves you time and money by streamlining core administrative functions while raising the bar for the parent experience with professional communications, easy-to-access portals and the opportunity for real-time updates.  Procare can be configured to meet every need. We even make it easy to connect to other specialty systems such as payroll to make Procare the one-stop hub for everything you need to successfully run your center.

Equipped for Any Center

Priced and sized right, Procare meets all your single center needs at an affordable price. We handle the business administration so you can focus on what matters most – better outcomes for the children in your care. No contracts, no set-up fees, no per-child charges – just one price for all the capabilities you need to run your center or school.

Designed Specifically for Child Care Professionals

Procare understands the importance of your role in managing a center, daycare or school. Tracking child attendance, having easy access to family information, handling schedules, keeping records, communicating with parents, billing and processing payments are administrative tasks that we do for you so you can spend more time educating children.

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