Making Curriculum Decisions: Exploring the Planning Process



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QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA4Staffing arrangements
QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities


Catharine Hydon
Catharine has extensive experience in the early childhood sector in Australia and overseas. Beginning as a teacher in a sessional kindergarten program, Catharine has gone on to manage a range of services for children and their families.


The planning cycle includes the process of making and documenting our curriculum decisions. Not only is this a requirement of the regulations but it acts as an important mechanism to make our curriculum decision or plan visible to families and our colleagues. This webinar provides support and advice on how services can design plans that articulate our curriculum and communicate our practice and pedagogy decisions.

This webinar offers educators the opportunity to consider the key features of a curriculum plan that supports children to learn and grown. The webinar discusses how an effective plan assists educators to keep track of their decisions and ensure that all parts of the curriculum scaffold children learning.  Using examples and design suggestions the session encourages educators to re-develop and enhance their plans that create ECEC programs that engage children (and families), without becoming a ‘burden’ or simply a ‘routine’ for educators.