Focused Portfolios™ is an Authentic Assessment Process

Designed for professionals serving children from birth through age five.

Used in child care settings all over the US and Canada to meet licensure/accreditation requirements!

Adopted by the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families and widely used in the state of Oklahoma

  • 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™ Electronic Companion software allows you to create, edit and print individual portfolios for each child, documenting their progess and milestones with multiple collection forms.

  • 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.