Authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment systems help teachers and administrators focus on what matters most for children’s success.

Grounded in 38 research-based objectives for development and learning, the GOLD Assessment supports effective teaching and assessment, while providing teachers with more time to spend with the children in our program. GOLD automatically links teaching and assessment, making it easier to connect the dots across the most important aspects of your childs' developments.

While GOLD can be used with any developmentally appropriate curriculum, it has the ability to transform teaching and assessment in our classrooms when it is paired with The Creative Curriculum®. Aligned to the same 38 objectives for development and learning, these classroom solutions work together to directly link classroom observations with your day-to-day instructional decisions, taking the guesswork out of individualizing instruction. With tools to help simplify our daily planning, we can make learning an individualized experience.

Supportive of Development from Birth through Third Grade 

Our 38 objectives for development and learning are predictors of school success, based on school readiness standards.  Extensively tested by independent researchers and grounded in the most current research about how children develop and learn.


Take a look at a sample of a few of the objective for development and learning.