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.
Assessment for learning Effective assessment is an everyday practice that involves noticing, recognising and responding to children’s learning. It is formative in that it effects learning and teaching. It requires knowledgeable practitioners that understand children’s learning. It includes and actively involves children and their families/whānau. Learning to Document in Reggio-inspired Education ShareView in Chinese (PDF)HomeJournal ContentsIssue Contents Volume 13 Number 2©The Author(s) 2011 Learning to Document in Reggio-inspired EducationCarol Anne Wien York University with Victoria Guyevskey & Noula Berdoussis This article discusses how teachers in child care and elementary schools learn to work with Reggio-inspired pedagogical documentation.
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. 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! EMERGENT CURRICULUM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? « "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY" In reality, many educators profess to use an ‘emergent curriculum’ approach in their work with children, but what happens in their preschool environment can seem to be at odds with the philosophy that underpins an emergent curriculum approach. So I would love to open this up for discussion. Please feel free to join in and help make this a lively conversation that can hopefully be of great benefit to all readers (including me!) Here is a provocation, to help promote the conversation.
Prepare to Play!: Interesting Display Ideas I'm always looking for new ways to display my children's work and document their learning. Here is a collection of photos from around the blogs that have caught my eye recently... What and how we choose to display children's work conveys strong messages about what we as adults value. "At some level, the children are aware of what the adults really care about, what they judge to be interesting, worth doing, worth probing, and worthy of their time and serious attention. The children know what the adults take great pains to explain, take pictures of, make notes about and display very carefully".
Assessment for learning The Northern Ireland Curriculum embraces the principles of Assessment for Learning by placing formative assessment at the heart of the learning and teaching cycle. The emphasis is on improvement, raising achievement in pupils' learning and celebrating success. Assessment for Learning has the potential to make a powerful contribution to the central aim of the Northern Ireland curriculum by empowering learners and enabling them to realise their full potential. Assessment for Learning - A Practical Guide The parent leaflet has been written in user-friendly language so that parents can be informed of the key messages about Assessment for Learning and how they can help their child/s learning. Schools can customise the leaflet by adding their own logo and any other details.