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POCET™_Original   The Original POCET™
Track and Assess Preschool Learning in
Six Easy Steps!
POCET™_Infant_Toddler   POCET™ - Infant and Toddler
Support and Encourage Development Through Observation and Tracking!



The Original POCET™

The Original POCET™ Program helps you organize, track and assess learning for up to 25 children, ages 3 to 5 years. Unlike other products, POCET™ is easy to use, works with any curriculum, and its Developmental Guidelines are presented in developmentally appropriate order. With POCET ™, it's easy to individualize instruction and keep parents informed.


Identify Appropriate Sequence of
Preschool Skills


The Developmental Guidelines describe appropriate preschool skills, in developmental order, across eight domains of learning: Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Social/Emotional Development, Creative Arts, Approaches to Learning, Science, and Physical Health/Safety.


Provide Skill Development


Four basic activities are included for each of the 68 Developmental Guidelines to support skill progression: that's 272 activities!


Record Individual Progress


Developmental Checklist Folders allow you to track each child's individual progress, to share with parents and to send on to the kindergarten teacher. 25 folders included!


Formally Assess


A regular, ongoing assessment of Reading and Mathematics gives you a picture of how each child is functioning, and where more support is needed.


Chart Progress


The Assessment Chart provides a quick reference for activity and lesson planning across all 68 Developmental Guidelines.


Use Data to Inform Instruction


Lesson Plans guide teachers by using information gathered from formal and informal assessments. Guide instruction and ongoing progress. 52 Lesson Plan forms included!


POCET™ - Infant and Toddler

POCET™ Infant and Toddler contains two complete and separate easy-to-use programs: one for infants, ages birth to 18 months, and one for toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months. Each program allows the teacher to track development by identifying developmental milestones for infants and toddlers, and each program offers age- appropriate activities and experiences. POCET™ Infant and Toddler will help to tailor interactions, routines, materials and activities to each child's individual needs.


Identify Appropriate Sequence
of Developmental Stages


Developmental Guidelines included in each program provide a scope and sequence of the developmental stages that occur during a child's first 18 months and also the stages and skills that emerge during a child's toddler months.


Provide Support for Skill


Each program offers three suggested experiences or activities that help caregivers and teachers support and encourage a child's progress toward each new skill or behavior described in the Developmental Guidelines.


Record Individual Progress


Developmental Checklist Folders provide an easy way to organize individualized data on each infant or toddler's progress. The Checklist Folder can be updated to record each child's progress, which can be shared regularly with parents.


Use Data to Inform Care and Instruction


POCET™ Infant and Toddler provides Individual Care Plans for up to 10 infants, and Group Lesson Plans for toddlers. Caregivers and teachers can use information gathered in the Checklist Folders and previous plans to create individualized Care Plans and Lesson Plans.

The POCET™ program was developed for Excelligence by John Funk. Mr. Funk has worked in the early childhood field since 1979. He has taught preschool, first and second grades, and spent the largest part of his teaching career in kindergarten. Mr. Funk was named �Utah Teacher of the Year� in 1996. He has worked as an early childhood specialist for a large school district and has managed early childhood services for Salt Lake CAP Head Start. He is past president of the Utah AEYC. As an early childhood, reading and literacy consultant for the last decade, he has written on early childhood subjects and products for McGraw Hill and Leap Frog. He serves on the editorial panel for Young Children magazine published by NAEYC. Currently, Mr. Funk is the Manager of Educational Programs for Excelligence Learning Corporation, and he teaches courses in children's literature and early reading at the University of Utah. Mr. Funk authors his own blog, Topics in Early Childhood Education.

Find Great Products Matched to Each POCET Guideline

The Original POCET
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POCET - Infant and Toddler
POCET™ Infant Product List
Emergent Language
Emergent Literacy
Emergent Mathematics
Emergent Social and Emotional
Emergent Creative Arts
Emergent Approaches to Learning
Emergent Science
Emergent Physical Health and Safety

POCET™ Toddler Product List
Emergent Language
Emergent Literacy
Emergent Mathematics
Emergent Social and Emotional
Emergent Creative Arts
Emergent Approaches to Learning
Emergent Science
Emergent Physical Health and Safety

Want to learn more?
Visit the POCET blog to ask questions, share comments and communicate with the developers of this assessment tool and others using the tool.
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Resources & Downloads
POCET Preschool Developmental- Guidelines Overview
Sample Parent Letter

What Experts Are Saying

�For years, I have tried to put together my own list of skills in developmental order. POCET did that for me, better than I could do.� - Bradley Willcocks,
20-year veteran public/private educator

�The activities really set POCET apart from other products. They are easy to follow and are developmentally and age-appropriate. My teachers love them!� - Marta Jo Slater,
Winner of the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP) National Child Care Director Award

�POCET is a great companion to any curriculum, from the developmental guidelines to the checklist folder and classroom chart to the lesson plans.� - Jody Martin,
Education and Training Coordinator, Creme de la Creme Early Learning Centers

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