Do you struggle with delivering annual preschool staff evaluations or reviews?
Do you dread them?
You are not alone. For many programs, the “annual” review is the only time the director and the staff member meet one-on-one to review the past year.
This is not a problem if the review(s) you are writing are positive. However, for those staff members where there are areas that need improvement or issues to be discussed, annual review time can be a time of dread—for both parties.
Staff evaluations are so important to the growth and quality of your program. Evaluations are an amazing opportunity to meet one-on-one with each member of your preschool team to reflect on the past successes and struggles. It is also an opportunity to look forward and plan for the growth and changes you can work on as a team.
Do you have an employee evaluation form developed for staff reviews? Do you have assessment forms where you can document your observations each week, month or quarter?
Writing up Employee Evaluations can be a daunting task. It is even more daunting if you don’t have a form developed yet or if you have a form that does not cover the areas you want it to. This packet includes the following:
• Employee Evaluation Form
The evaluation covers 44 specific review criteria broken down under 6 main sections to help support staff in their professional growth and development as well as review the staff member's understanding and application of your program’s quality indicators. The 6 sections are:
There are 10 review areas such as:
Supports program's philosophy
Arrives to program prepared for day's activities
Is active in health & safety management and more.
*Program Planning & Development
9 review areas such as:
Creates a child-centered learning experience
Regularly observes children
Is flexible and responsive to individual children's interests and more
*Guiding & Interacting with Children
10 Review areas such as:
Interacts with children at their level (bends low or squats to their level)
Is aware of individual developmental levels of children
Avoids sterotyping and labeling of children
*Partnering with Families
4 review areas such as:
Approachable by & available to parents
Presents concerns and/or negative information with tact and in a caring and confidential manner
*Partnering with Co-Workers
7 review areas such as:
Is friendly with and respectful to others
4 review areas such as:
Regularly sets own goals for professional development and improvement
• Observation Documentation Form
Use this form when observing teachers either formally or informally. It will help you to see your teachers’ strengths and areas needing improvement.
• Teacher Workshop Log
This will help your teachers (and you!) keep track of any trainings they attend throughout the year. We kept a folder for each of us in the classroom and added to it each time we attended a training. We would look at our logs during each monthly staff meeting and discuss ideas as a team for further training during our staff meetings.
This packet is completely editable.
As you review this packet you can delete items that may not apply to your program or that you don’t think is necessary to be on an evaluation form. You can also add items you think should be included.
This packet is in Microsoft Word Format