Downloadable planning documents using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) from Lessons From a Teacher.
Fantastic resources! National Quality Standard Professional Learning Program (PLP) from Early Childhood Australia.
Going Beyond the Theory/Practice Divide in Early Childhood Education focuses on the use of pedagogical documentation as a tool for learning and transformation. Based on innovative research, the author presents new approaches to learning in early childhood education, shifting attention to the force and impact which material objects and artefacts can have in learning... ≈≈
Understanding the use of Observations,Reflection and Linking in Early Childhood Settings
Observations & linking - simple strategies for educators working with the EYLF learning outcomes
Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management--The importance of leadership in early childhood services is a feature of the National Quality Standard (NQS). Leaders create a positive culture, empower others and work to continually improve the quality of care and education. Case study No.1: Punchbowl Children’s Centre in Punchbowl, NSW http://wp.me/P2wNWe-19d
EYFS Observation and Assessment | Free EYFS / KS1 Resources for Teachers
EYLF Programming II :: Lessons from a Teacher
The National Quality Framework has established a continuous cycle for early childhood settings, involving ongoing reflection, improvement and—importantly—external assessment against the National Quality Standard. The first round of quality ratings for early childhood services were released by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority ACECQA on 1 May 2013, and the news was good: nationally, more than half of the services assessed met the standard.
The Power of Documentation: Children's Learning Revealed
Read the article on creating supportive environments, “Including Children with Special Needs: Are You and Your Early Childhood Program Ready...
This remarkable collection of stories from early childhood settings illustrates what is possible when using an emergent curriculum approach. The stories tackle unusual topics, such as assessing the need for program rules, addressing the impact of a hurricane on classroom design, and observing the empathy of toddlers.