[DOC] Preschool Anecdotal Samples Web viewAnecdotal Notes, Photos, and Work Samples First Words. We document each infant’s way of expression so we can witness the wonderful way that language develops in each individual. We record the date and the sounds/words the children express. Parents can also add to the First Word lists. Child Care Anecdotal Records - The How and Why Child care anecdotal records are important because often children spend most of their waking hours within your classroom. Keeping records will allow you to see the development of each individual child, and you can use use this documentation to improve your curriculum and lesson plans.