Consistent with How Does Learning Happen (2014), we strive to document children’s learning and experiences in a variety of ways. Documentation helps us to make learning visible as well as to make note and keep records of the impact and effectiveness of strategies for children and their families. Through reflective practice, the teachers are constantly reviewing the quality and effectiveness of the strategies that we use.
Pedagogical documentation is the process we use to study, interpret, make visible and meaning of children’s learning and development as they build on experiences over time. We use pedagogical documentation as a process for educators to co-plan with children and families throughout the day. It is a way to help make children’s learning and understand of the world around them visible for themselves and their families and reflect upon their growth over time. Through documentation, we value children’s learning and include their perspectives.