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Old 07-16-2020, 12:57 PM
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We used to do paper portfolios. We'd fill out a sheet once a month (Sept. to June) that listed a sampling of our goals. We'd check off which ones they were doing consistently. We'd also fill out one thing they accomplished that month and one goal we had for them for the next month. Then we'd attach a picture or art work sample and a sentence or two on why it was included. Our portfolios were pretty involved. If the infant achieved some significant milestone (sitting up, holding their bottle, first steps, first words) we'd include a dated picture or index card commemorating that.

Each child had their own manilla folder where all their portfolio sheets were kept. These were the organized into an accordion folder. The folder moved along with the child as they aged and was sent home when they left.
The portfolios were pretty similar for the older kids, but they could include samples of their work such as handwriting or cutting skills.

About a year ago we switched over to a digital portfolio. Now we use the same program for attendence, curriculum, parent communication, and portfolios. We take a picture, tag it with a preprogrammed goal, and it gets sent to their digital portfolio. Twice a year we do conferences with the parents where we can share them.
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