Welcome to my blog about my experiences working in early childhood. I have called it Nurturing Forests because I believe that raising children is not a isolated activity but takes a whole community.

As early childhood professionals, we are actively involved in this process but we also need to work closely with the children, parents, community as a whole and other allied professionals.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

A post about upcoming posts

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a Sydney University conference about the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality standards.

As a result, I have lots of excellent material that I plan on sharing with you over the next few weeks/months.

A broad summary of what I intend to write about for you...
- documentation within the context of the eylf so portfolios, observations, assessment and daily diaries
- ensuring that families are integrated into your practice
- language and literacy in the early years
- using popular characters e.g. Superheroes, barbie and Thomas in your practice - what the research is saying
- maths in the early years. This particular presentation was so fantastic I have enough for the whole year
- working together as a team to achieve the eylf outcomes
- how to use the reflect respect relate document
- how to demonstrate continuous quality improvement ( for this, I will also draw on my previous experience in hr)
- more about advocacy

Posted by Wendy

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  1. Let me know what you are most interested in and I'll start there

  2. I would love to hear about some of the math material you absorbed! The "reflect respect relate document" sounds interesting...interested in that theme as well.

  3. all sounds interesting can't wait.....maybe the documentation as it is something we all need to come to terms with.

  4. Can't wait to read these posts! They all sound so great. I agree, the documentation would be a great one to start with!

  5. Well I for one will be staying tuned to this channel!

  6. Wendy,
    This sounds very interesting!
    Sounds like a good conference, I'll be interested in reading more - I am interested in learning more about documentation.