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Activity Logs
For Child Care providers
Type: For Child Care providers   Skills: Critical ThinkingLanguage & LiteracyProfessional DevelopmentSocial & Emotional Skills
Activity logs are a simple but effective way a provider or grandparent can communicate with a parent about what a child has done throughout the day. Activity Logs
What We Learn
Helps parents stay informed about their child
Encourages providers to observe child’s development
Fosters communication within the circle of care
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Spiral bound notebook
Clipboard and paper
How-To
The grandparent or provider caring for the child should use a spiral bound notebook or a clipboard and paper and make observations throughout the day of the child’s activities.

At the end of the day or week, you can share that activity log with the child’s parents so they understand their child’s developmental progress.

Your notes don’t need to be lengthy paragraphs. They can be short sentences or even just a few words about the child’s activity.

To make it easier, you can come up with a one-page sheet which you can copy and use for each day’s notes. You can include categories for such things as times of the day (morning, lunch time, play time, snack time, nap time) and for areas of concern such as bathroom issues, behavioral issues, emotional concerns, new interests, etc.

You can even personalize the notebooks with a Polaroid photo of the child. A personalized activity log full of a child’s milestones can become a keepsake the parents will cherish for years to come.
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