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Desired Results Developmental Profile

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Teachers at Gerner Family Early Education Center will be using a new formative assessment instrument called the DRDP to guide instruction and develop lessons based on students' learning needs. DRDP stands for Desired Results Developmental Profile, which is a Developmental Continuum from Early Infancy to Kindergarten entry. The DRDP was developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to support instruction and inform program development. 

A central goal of the DRDP is to identify a child's developmental progress based on typical, day-to-day behaviors. Teachers will be gathering evidence throughout all learning times of the day based on 8 key domains. the focus of each domain is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, or behaviors that reflect development constructs.

  • Approaches to Learning - Self-Regulation
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • English-Language Development
  • Cognition, Including Math and Science
  • Physical Development-Health

The following are resources for families to help better understand the instrument and use in classrooms at Gerner Family Early Education Center this year. 

  • DRDP for Families
    A direct link to the family section of the DRDP website with helpful tools and areas to navigate to assist with understanding this assessment system.
  • Overview of the DRDP for Families (PDF)
    A document describing how the DRDP works for children, including those with IEPs; and how it benefits families, children, providers, and programs.
  • All About Young Children
    A website for families describing skills that help children learn including how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationship, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies.


To identify a child's developmental progress based on typical, day-to-day behaviors.