Xplor wont tell you how to do your Programming & Planning, we leave it to the experts - you! We seek to create a product that gives you limitless possibilities for your creations.
If you are looking for some inspiration, or a place to start, here are some ideas.
- Detailed Observations with your own headings
- Day Books
- Weekly Reflections
- Day Plans
- Weekly Plans
- Policy & Procedure documents
- Learning Stories/Journals
- Learning & Development Summaries
- Educational Programs
- Centre Philosophy
- Weekly/Monthly/Term Curriculum
- Tracking the learning journey of an individual child
- Tracking a child's emerging interests
- Planning in a table
- Planning in a learning matrix
Here is a learning tree: each section represents a different area of the EYLF. The leaves are my plans for intentional teaching. The stars are the observations of these plans in action.
Here is a weekly plan: you can see the influences on the planned activities each day
Planning in the format of the Planning Cycle: this plan copies the planning cycle. In the 'observe' section, we have the highlights from last week. Under 'Question' we examine the learning that took place, how we can expand on that, and the feedback we received. This feeds into our planned teaching for the week, and under 'Implement,' we add the observations made each day when we see these plans in action. The Weekly Reflection, written up in Documentation, is added in the 'Evaluate' section.
Track the individual learning journey/emerging interests of each child. A lovely gift for parents after their first year in the babies room.
Plan in table format: if you like planning out your week in a table, you can create your own
Display your QIP! In the example above, I have published my Self Assessment of how my service is meeting the NQS and Legislative Requirements in the Documentation tab, then added it to my planet Earth here in Planning. I also published my Service Philosophy in the Documentation tab, and have made it the Moon here in my QIP. My goals for improvement surround Jupiter, and later I will add the strategies I will implement to meet them. In the screenshot below, you can see that both my Self-Assessment and Philosophy can be opened straight from my QIP.