KIDS (2015) is made up of eleven domains. The focus of each domain is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, or behaviors that
reflect each domain’s developmental constructs. Because there are multiple measures for each domain, a completed KIDS (2015)
instrument provides enough information to support assessment along a developmental continuum. A child’s learning and development across domains provides the child’s overall learning and developmental profile.
• The Approaches to Learning–Self-Regulation (ATL–REG) domain assesses two interrelated areas that are recognized as
important for children’s school readiness and success. Approaches to learning and self-regulation have been combined into
one assessment domain because of the strong connections between these two areas of development. The approaches to
learning skills include engagement and persistence and curiosity and initiative. The self-regulation skills include self-control of
feelings and behavior and shared use of space and materials.
Here are checklists to use in the classroom with Developmental Domain, Measure, Definition, Developmental Level and Descriptor.