The decision-making process

The decision-making process

The decision-making process will help you make intentional, purposeful and thoughtful decisions, in partnership with families and communities, to maximise the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and to support their learning and development.  

The decision-making process is a dynamic and ongoing cycle of:

  • planned learning — the expected knowledge, skills and dispositions for children,
  • pedagogy — the practices that promote this learning,
  • documenting and reflecting for children’s learning — making informed assessments to inform new learning.

All aspects of the process are interconnected and collectively contribute to children’s engagement with, and success in, learning.

Decision-making process

Children, families and communities

At the heart of the process are the children, their families and communities, and the knowledge, languages, and ways of learning they bring to an early learning program.

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Planned learning

The planned learning areas cover the most crucial aspects of learning relevant to early childhood.

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Pedagogy

Educators use a range of contexts and strategies to extend and enrich children's learning, development and wellbeing.

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Documenting and reflecting

Gathering evidence of children’s learning builds their learning story and gives a basis for planning next steps.

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