Planning and recording children’s learning


Child drawing at St Mary's childcare centre.

Read how our teachers plan and record children’s learning and progress at St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre.

Planning children’s learning

Assessment of children’s learning and development.

Children are observed while playing, through the use of video cameras and observations, which are then used to assess children’s learning at a later time.The assessment of children’s learning is  achieved with consultation between teachers,  parents and or whanau/families. Information shared tells of prior learning experiances and knowledge, what we are seeing, and how we might best support ongoing learning, which ensures that the assessment method used is based on children’s contextual cultures  (different environments they live in) and provides an overall socio-cultural perspective of learning and devlopment. Teachers plan for individual children, taking into account how hildren learn, what learning dispositions they have are, and what learning they already come with. These individual plans are then used to formulate group work or curriculum planninh. These assessments along with video clips (learning stories)  and photos are then posted onto ‘EDUCA’ (our centre online portfolio site), Parents and other family members can also contribute to their children’s learning by adding posts and or comments to the site.

Profile books

Our teachers  also record children’s learning and development in their profile books. These records include photographs, art and craft work, and observations (learning stories) linked to Te Whāriki. Learning stories can be updated by other staff, children, and parents. Children (and their parents or caregivers) can view their profile books at any time.