To complete this assessment task, you need to create a format for monitoring and assessing children’s learning (both planned and unplanned) that reflects the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Your format must also include a way of recording feedback from children and families about the curriculum and learning environment.
Your format may be a table, grid or a pictorial image that represents a thorough and adaptable process for monitoring and assessing children’s learning.
The following reading comes from the Learner Guide for this Unit and shows examples of formats that could be used to document information about children’s learning, and to measure learning against the ELYF outcomes:
EYLF PLP e-Newsletter no.10 2011, ‘Documenting learning 2’, The Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program, https://www.ecrh.edu.au/docs/default-source/resources/eylf-plp-e-newsletters/eyfl-plp-e-newsletter-no-10-2011-documenting-learning-2.pdf?sfvrsn=4
Within your format, you also need to include one example of how your format could be completed by an early childhood educator in practice. The example formats in the reading above may assist you in how to provide an example.
The following must be shown in your format for monitoring and assessing children’s learning:
⦁ Children’s current progress/learning (planned and unplanned)
⦁ How children’s learning will be evaluated
⦁ How children’s learning will be assessed against the five learning outcomes of the EYLF
⦁ How feedback from children and families would be included
⦁ Strategies for providing children with opportunities to learn and grow based on the evaluation
⦁ An example of how each area of your format could be completed in practice.