The children’s program is the life of the centre. The program is where the action is. It is the process of action and reaction between educators and children, children and children, educators and educators, and educators and families. The essence of the program is life itself.
Source: Creative Childcare Practice, Ian Broinowski.
Taking this into account the program needs to be exciting, active, fun, flowing, and easy to create. This is one way you can program …..
Mrs B’s Way ….
Have a programming wall; this requires an area to display the learning stories for each day e.g.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Write a minimum of three learning stories a day, if possible one group and two individual. These can be written and discussed while involved in children’s play. You do not need to wait until rest time.
Each learning story is based on Notice Recognise Respond
You can even respond then and there!!!
If the learning story is an extension from a previous a day, write this into the learning story.
Each learning story has attached an EYLF Outcome
Each day fill in the Intentional Teaching Tracking Sheet and implement extension if possible.
Each week hand out, email, or have next to the sign in book “What did you do on the Weekend” sheets. When a family gives you a completed sheet tell them they are “AMAZING “. Discuss it with your children, add the interests from the discussion to your program. Document this as a Learning story and display the learning story and the “What did you do on the weekend” sheet on your Programming Wall.
Use coloured paper for your learning story, have large coloured photos, children’s drawings and art work displayed with the learning stories. Encourage all educators in the centre to read the learning stories in each room and discuss it with children and their parents. Be proud of your learning stories, get excited about the learning stories you are creating; everyday encourage parents, children and their older siblings to read the stories. Email individual Learning stories to the parents. Get people involved in what you do every day!!!
In your Programming Folder have:
During Programming Time:
Please click here to save the forms …..