Introducing Prep: Curriculum implications. Outline of presentation. Differences between preschool and Prep The curriculum Approach to teaching and learning Continuity Implications for the early phase of schooling Continuity with the middle phase of schooling. Differences from preschool.
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Curriculum decision making
What are the key components of an effective early years curriculum?
Contexts for learning
Most of these types of play are relevant beyond Prep.
Play extends and elaborates understandings of:
Transitions can include short games that focus learning, provide practice and recall information, etc.
Assessment and reporting in Prep
The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines helps teachers:
There are four phases:
Children’s learning progress is recorded on the early learning record (ELR) using a continuum describing learning from Prep to Level 1.
Gather evidence of children’s learning in relation to learning statements.
Organise evidence in folios.
Record judgment of phase of learning in early learning record.
Continuity in views of children
Continuity of assessment
Continuity of curriculum
As children make the transition to Year 1, consider the information on the ELR.
Plan learning experiences to progress children to the next phase (refer to the booklet of phase descriptors for teaching advice):
Effective practices include:
National Middle Schooling Project
More information about the early years curriculum and a copy of the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines can be found at QSA’s website: