Observation: The Heart of Authentic Assessment is a training module that provides basic information about the uses of ongoing observation as part of an authentic assessment and child-centered planning system. This face-to-face workshop is designed for paraprofessional and entry level early childhood providers who have not yet taken a formal course in observation or assessment. It has also been presented successfully as a refresher for more experienced educators. Although the module was originally designed for providers in Colorado, it can be used in other states with little or no adaptations. The links below will take you to all of the materials needed to lead the session, including a comprehensive trainer’s guide, handouts, PowerPoint slides, video clips, and an evaluation form.