• DRDP Essential View (Used in Preschool Classrooms)

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    Background of Desired Results for Children and Families

    The California Department of Education (CDE) Early Education Division (EED) (Formerly known as the Early Learning and Care Division [ELCD]) Desired Results (DR) system is designed to improve the quality of programs and services provided to all children, birth through 12 years of age, who are enrolled in early care and education programs and before- and after-school programs, and their families. Desired Results are defined as conditions of well-being for children and families. Each Desired Result defines an overall outcome. The DR system was developed based on six Desired Results—four for children and two for their families.

    An Overview of the DRDP (2015) for Families

    You may have heard the words Desired Results Developmental Profile, Desired Results, or DRDP from your child’s teacher or service provider. The letters DRDP stand for “Desired Results Developmental Profile.” The DRDP (2015) is an assessment that teachers use to gather information to support children’s learning and development. The DRDP (2015) is used in CDE-funded early care and education programs from birth to the start of kindergarten, including infants and toddlers with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and preschool-age children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

    Teachers complete the DRDP (2015) twice a year while observing children as they spend time in typical everyday activities and routines, whether at home, in childcare, or at a preschool. These observations are used to complete the items on the DRDP (2015). In addition to these observations teachers might ask parents to share what you see your child doing.

    You can participate in the DRDP (2015) assessment in several ways

    • Share with your child’s teacher the skills that you see your child use during daily activities. For example, you might share that during playtime, your child counts or that when dressing, your child sits by herself. You might also share stories, photos, drawings, observations, or videos.
    • Talk with your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths and areas you want to focus on.
    • At parent conferences, IFSP, IEP, or other meetings, ask any questions that you might have about the DRDP (2015) results.
    • Talk with your child’s teacher about what to expect for your child’s development.
    • Make sure that your child’s teacher knows about the adaptations your child uses every day.

    Families, teachers, and the California Department of Education all benefit from the DRDP (2015)

    • When your child’s teacher shares the results of the DRDP (2015), you will know more about the progress your child is making and ways you can support your child’s learning.
    • Your child’s teachers will have up-to-date reports of DRDP (2015) results to help plan your child’s learning activities.
    • The California Department of Education will know how well children are making progress in its programs and can help make sure that its programs are high quality.
    1. Desired Results Parent Survey

    The Parent Survey is designed to assist programs in gathering information from families about (1) the family members' satisfaction with their child’s program and how it supports the child’s learning and development; and (2) family members' perceptions of their progress toward reaching the two Desired Results identified for families. Families in the program are asked to complete the Parent Survey once a year and return it to their classroom. Families complete this survey anonymously to ensure that their opinions and concerns are kept confidential.

    2. Environment Rating Scales

    The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are used to measure the quality of the program environment (e.g., child-teacher interactions, children’s interactions and activities, use of language, health and safety practices, space, and materials). The ERS are required instruments for yearly program self-evaluation and used for the reviews conducted CDE/EED program staff.

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    An Overview of the DRDP (2015) for Families - Spanish (Una Visión General del DRDP (2015) para las Familias)

    Tal vez haya escuchado al maestro de su niño(a), o proveedor de servicios mencionar los términos Perfil de Desarrollo de Resultados Deseados, Desired Results, o DRDP. Las siglas “DRDP” significan “Perfil de Desarrollo de Resultados Deseados.” El DRDP (2015) es una evaluación que los maestros utilizan para recopilar información que contribuye al aprendizaje y desarrollo de los niños. El DRDP (2015) se emplea en los programas de cuidado y educación temprana financiados por el Departamento de Educación de California (CDE, por sus siglas en inglés) desde el nacimiento hasta kindergarten, incluyendo a bebés y niños pequeños con Planes de Servicios Individualizados para las Familias (IFSPs) y niños en edad pre-escolar con Programas de Educación Individualizados (IEPs).

    Los maestros completan el DRDP (2015) dos veces al año mientras observan a los niños durante sus actividades típicas y rutinas diarias, ya sea en la casa, en la guardería, o en la escuela pre-escolar. Estas observaciones se emplean para completar el DRDP (2015). Además de estas observaciones, los maestros le pueden pedir a los padres de familia que compartan sus propias observaciones en relación a su niño(a).

    Usted puede participar en la evaluación del DRDP (2015) en diferentes maneras

    • Comparta con el maestro de su niño(a) las destrezas que usted observa en su niño(a) durante sus actividades diarias. Por ejemplo, usted puede compartir que cuando su niño(a) juega, usted observa que el niño o la niña cuenta, o que cuando se viste, su niño(a) puede sentarse por si mismo(a). Puede compartir historias, fotos, dibujos, observaciones, o videos.
    • Converse con la maestra de su niño(a) sobre las destrezas de su niño(a) y las áreas donde le gustaría que se le pusiera mayor atención.
    • En las conferencias de padres, durante el IFSP, IEP, u otras reuniones, haga cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre los resultados del DRDP (2015).
    • Converse con el maestro de su niño(a) sobre las expectativas del desarrollo de su niño(a).
    • Asegúrese que el maestro de niño(a) tenga conocimiento sobre las adaptaciones que su niño(a) emplea diariamente.

    Las familias, los maestros, y el Departamento de Educación de California se benefician del uso del DRDP (2015)

    • Cuando el maestro de su niño(a) comparte los resultados del del DRDP (2015), usted tendrá un mayor conocimiento del progreso de su niño(a) y las maneras cómo puede contribuir al aprendizaje de su niño(a).
    • Los maestros de su niño(a) tendrán reportes actuales sobre los resultados del DRDP (2015), los cuales los ayudarán a planificar las actividades de aprendizaje de su niño(a).
    • El Departamento de Educación de California sabrá qué tan bien los niños están progresando en sus programas, y puede ayudar asegurándose que sus programas brinden servicios de alta calidad.