Kei Tua o te Pae

Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best-practice guide that will help teachers continue to improve the quality of their teaching.

The exemplars are a series of books that will help teachers to understand and strengthen children's learning. It also shows how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

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Becoming members of the early childhood learning community – Te whakauru ki roto i ngā akoranga o te ao kōhungahunga

Assessment contributes to infants, toddlers, and their families and whānau becoming members of the early childhood learning community. A common message in literature about curriculum is that it is important for infants and toddlers to construct an identity of self in their social and cultural worlds through respectful interactions with the people, places, and things in these worlds. For example, Carmen Dalli (2000) discusses what young children learn about relating to adults in the first weeks of starting childcare. Assessments that take note of the actions of infants and toddlers as they make sense of their worlds – the people, places, and things in their lives – can contribute to teachers’ and families’ recognition of learning and in turn inform potential responses.