EARLY CHILDHOOD ON STAFFORD
PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT POLICY
Desirable Objectives and Practices:1d, 1f, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a,5b,5c,5d,5e, 8b,8c, 10b.
Education [Early Childhood Centres] Regulations 2008: Subpart 2 43 1a (i,ii,iii,iv,v,vi),43(b),43 (c) (iii)
Early Childhood on Stafford is committed to providing effective learning programmes through a regular cycle of planning, assessment and evaluation. Evaluation and assessment are critical components to enhance children’s learning and development and continual curriculum improvement. These programmes will reflect current theory and practice which will promote children’s knowledge, skills, interests, dispositions and cultural background.
All Planning, Assessment and Evaluation will reflect Te Whāriki’s Principles Strands and Goals . All children’s learning will be derived from a combination of planned and spontaneous experiences, staff strengths, parental input and child led learning.
The learning environment will be evaluated using the review of the essential learning areas that is conducted annually by staff
Individual records /profiles will be established and maintained for all children and updated and discussed with the parents/whanau/guardians
In consultation with the parent/whanau/guardians information will be gathered on individual children at entry
Parents/whanau/guardians will have access to information regarding their child and confidentiality will be maintained at all times
Programme achievements will be regularly reported on in the monthly newsletter. .
Children’s strengths, interests and dispositions will be discussed at the monthly staff meeting and identified and recorded for future planning. This information will be used to plan further provocations and revisiting past interests, skills and dispositions to encourage more complex learning opportunities
Children’s profiles will be monitored monthly to ensure their record of learning is current and regularly updated.
Adopted : October 2012
Review Date : October 2014
Refer also : Professional Development Policy
Policy In Action
If this policy is being effectively implemented then you should see the following happening in the Centre;
There will be a profile book for every child that is accessible to parents/whanau at any time
A summary of events and what learning has been identified will be included in the monthly newsletters.
Staff will have met with you informally or formally (if requested) and discussed your child’s progress