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EYLF Programming Documentations - Early Years Curriculum Planning The Early Years Learning Framework describes the curriculum as “all the interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s learning and development”. The Childcare Curriculum Plan is a planned sequence of activities and experiences, which are intended to achieve an outcome. This means, all the activities / experiences that the children engage in on a daily basis, have an aim / objective and are planned to be available for the group of children on that specific day. What is a Curriculum Plan The curriculum plan is a document that lists all the experiences, events and activities that are available for the children throughout the course of the day. As part of implementing a curriculum plan, documentation (daily diary, learning stories and observations) becomes a resource tool that is used to reflect on and extend upon the children’s learning and development. Collecting Evidence of Learning Input Keys:

Early Years Learning Framework | Department of Education describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. It is expected that each early childhood service will develop their own strategy to implement the Framework. The Framework is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ reform agenda for early childhood education and care. Families looking for more information on the Framework can use the guide. Resources for educators An assists early childhood educators to implement the framework in their service. The Practice Based Resources for the Early Years Learning Framework supports early childhood educators to use the Early Years Learning Framework in their everyday practice. Additional documents are also available such as the: Support and training for educators Training and mentoring services Contact details for enquiries about training on the Early Years Learning Framework are listed below.

Learning with technology for pre-service early childhood teachers (Free full-text available) Anne Campbell Faculty of Education, University of Canberra Grazia Scotellaro Faculty of Education, University of Canberra This paper describes an innovative pilot project at the University of Canberra aimed at providing pre-service early childhood teachers with the skills, confidence and ideological change required to include technology-enhanced learning as part of the early childhood curriculum. The impact of the project was evaluated through participant observation, and a thematic analysis of entries in student learning diaries, student feedback and transcriptions of semi-structured interviews with staff involved in the delivery of the program. Introduction When my grandson turned three I made the mistake of giving him a toy mobile phone for his birthday. It is a technological world in which children are often more comfortable than their parents and teachers. We don't want them sitting in front of a computer screen or a TV. Context of the study Their lecturer concurred: Method Findings

Freebies | Busy Little Bugs Busy Little Bugs Here’s some cute, fun an absolutely free, yes that’s right, free stuff just for you! Just download, print and use as many times as you would like! Free printables! Follow & Friend © 2012 Busy Little Bugs. Australian Association for Environmental Education Back to basics - A brief summary of early childhood observation methods and techniques Anecdotal Observations An anecdote is a "short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature", often biographical ("Anecdote",nd). Anecdotes are useful for taking quick, simple notes that have been observed throughout the day. They are generally written in past tense and can be written up after the event when a teacher has more time. PROS: Quick & can be remembered and written in past tense CONS: Less objective Example: Date: 1/11/2010 Time: 9:15am Observer: Natalie Location: Main Playground Child/Children: Jai (4.1 yrs) Liam (4 yrs) Anecdotal Observation: Jai and Liam were playing "cooking" in the sandpit. Interpretation (What learning is occurring): Liam and Jai have developed a good friendship and are interacting together well. Opportunities: To leverage Jai & Liam's interesting in cooking into a mathematical cooking experience for counting and weighing ingredients. Diary/Journal/Reflective Observations & Portfolios Cultural Maps Social Maps/Sociograms An example

Early Years Foundation Stage paperwork On this page you'll find all the guidance and templates Surrey Early Years and Childcare Service produce to help you deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The best way to keep up to date with changes is by subscribing to the Way Ahead e-bulletin. You can also contact your early years sector improvement advisor or home-based childcare advisor for advice and guidance. Templates for planning, observing and documenting individual children's learning We have developed three templates to help you plan, observe and document the learning and development of individual children in your care. Observation sheet (available as A4 portrait or A4 landscape)Summary and planning sheet (available as A4 portrait or A4 landscape)Progress tracker (available as A4 landscape only) We have also produced a guidance document that explains how to use each template and includes examples. Information sheet for parents about the revised EYFS Download the information sheet. Download the guidance document.

NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center The Child Development Associates (CDA) competencies that can be used for this article are: To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs. For more information on the CDA competency requirements, contact the Council for Early Childhood Recognition at (800) 424-4310. This article helps meet the following Certified Childcare Professionals (CCP) professional ability area: The ability to reliably assess children’s development. For more information on the CCP certification, contact the National Child Care Association at (800) 543-7161. Jack, age four, really liked to build three-dimensional structures. Sandy had heard the terms "authentic assessment" and "developmental assessment" and had also read that the U.S. Assessment is the process of finding out what children can do, what they know, and what they are interested in. While there are many forms of assessment, certain methods work better with young children. What Are Portfolios? Priscilla D. References

REVERSE GARBAGE | The Experts in Reuse greenhub Childcare Supplies | Childcare Products | Sustainable Childcare Resources ® - Search for Child Care Centres Nannies Babysitters Au Pairs Poisonous plants | Kids Health @ CHW Disclaimer: This fact sheet is for education purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. Lots of plants are poisonous or capable of causing highly allergic reactions. Some will also pierce you with their sharp spines. Few actually do lasting harm but some should be treated with care and respect. Who's at risk? Children that are crawling or toddling, particularly around twelve months of age, are most at risk of eating strange bits of plants. Teach children not to eat anything straight from a plant or bush.Fence off or remove known poisonous or dangerous plants (see list).Keep the Poison Information Centre phone number 13 11 26 near your phone. Symptoms to recognise Symptoms of poisoning from plants can include: vomiting.stomach cramps.irregular heart beat.burning to the mouth.convulsions (fits). First Aid If you suspect a child has been exposed to something poisonous or harmful, first aid measures include: