Documenting and Assessing Children’s Learning


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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
5Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning


Dr Anne Kennedy
Dr Anne Kennedy works as a consultant and researcher in early childhood. She was involved with the revision of ECA’s Code of Ethics in 2006 and 2016 and has worked collaboratively with ECA in the development of a range of resources for early childhood professionals.


This module has been developed to provide an understanding of how documenting and assessing children’s learning helps educators gain a deeper understanding of children’s interests, strengths and abilities, and how educators use this knowledge to support and extend children’s learning.

The module will provide you with an understanding of:

  • The purpose of documenting children’s learning
  • Common myths about documentation
  • How to save time and make documentation more effective
  • How to use the documentation in your program
  • Practices and philosophies in some services

This module features:

  • Written information, interactive activities and reflective questions
  • Video interviews with educators at two services
  • Advice from Rhonda Livingstone, National Education Leader at the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
  • Insights from Anne Stonehouse AM, early childhood consultant and writer.

Once you’ve finished the module, you’ll be able to download and save a certificate of completion, plus your answers to the reflective questions.

Suitable for early childhood education and care professionals at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.

Completing Documenting and Assessing Children’s Learning will contribute 1 hour of PD addressing Standard 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.