Documenting Learning and Development

Documenting Learning and Development

The educational leaders and educators will ensure that children’s learning is documented daily. Documentation will include reflections on children’s learning, development and interactions. It will be used as a foundation for developing the curriculum at the centre along with input from families, carers and the community.

The following components will be used to record children’s learning and development:

  • The Reflective Journal – will be completed daily and will reflect on experiences and projects that the children are participating in. It also provides a basis for staff to reflect on the effectiveness of the teaching principles and practices being utilised within the centre.
  • Children’s Individual Learning and Educational Files – each child’s individual learning and development portfolio will be completed on a regular basis.
  • Project Work and Children’s Investigations - will be recorded and used to enhance further learning and development.

Assessing Children's Learning

A summary on children’s strengths, interests and emerging understanding will be completed twice a year. Educators will be required to provide this information to families in July and November of each year. The summary will outline information about the wholistic child and look at aspects including the family context, friendships, interests, strengths, critical points of new learning and what this means for future planning for the child. Children engaged in the 3-5 program will receive a numeracy and literacy assessment at the end of the year.

Documenting learning + development

Liverpool City Council Early Childhood Services
  Providing care and education for children 0-5 years