Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCECE017, 'Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Foster physical development

1.1 Assess and monitor children’s physical skills and development

1.2 Plan and provide appropriate experiences and opportunities to foster each child’s fine and gross motor skills, and fundamental movement skills through play

1.3 Plan and provide experiences which challenge the physical skills and abilities of children and promote physical fitness

2. Foster social development

2.1 Assess and monitor children’s social skills and development

2.2 Plan and provide opportunities for different forms of social interaction between children during play with respect for each child’s interests, goals and development stage

2.3 Create opportunities for children to participate in meaningful ways in group discussions and shared decision-making

2.4 Structure experiences in a way that promotes cooperation and conflict resolution

2.5 Promote a sense of community within the service

2.6 Arrange the environment to encourage interactions between children as well as accommodating a child’s need for privacy, solitude or quiet

2.7 Provide opportunities for children to investigate ethical issues relevant to their lives and their communities

3. Foster emotional development

3.1 Assess and monitor children’s emotional development

3.2 Create opportunities for children to experience individual strengths and successes during play

3.3 Plan and provide opportunities through play that challenge children’s emerging skills and capabilities

3.4 Provide opportunities for children to engage independently with tasks

3.5 Create opportunities for children to explore self-image and identity through play

3.6 Provide opportunities for children to release feelings and express emotions through suitable experiences

4. Foster cognitive development

4.1 Assess and monitor children’s cognitive skills and development

4.2 Engineer and provide opportunities for children to participate in science, mathematics and technology experiences

4.3 Plan and provide opportunities through play for children to experience the consequences of their choices, actions and ideas

4.4 Create learning environments with appropriate levels of challenge where children are encouraged to explore, experiment and take appropriate risks in their learning

4.5 Build opportunities for involvement in experiences that support the investigation of ideas, complex concepts and thinking, reasoning and hypothesising

4.6 Provide opportunities through play for children to explore concept development

4.7 Make opportunities for children to both construct and take apart, as a strategy for learning

4.8 Provide children with a wide range of everyday materials that they can use to create patterns and to sort, categorise, order and compare

5. Foster communication development

5.1 Assess and monitor children’s language skills and development

5.2 Plan and provide developmentally appropriate experiences and opportunities to foster language and literacy development through play

5.3 Create opportunities for children to listen and respond to language

5.4 Value the child’s linguistic heritage and encourage the use and acquisition of home languages

5.5 Provide opportunities for children to engage with familiar and unfamiliar culturally constructed text

5.6 Create a literacy-enriched environment including displaying home languages and Standard Australian English

5.7 Provide resources that encourage children to experiment with images and print

6. Foster an environment for holistic learning and development

6.1 Support and initiate inquiry processes, try new ideas and take on challenges

6.2 Provide resources and materials that offer challenge, intrigue and surprise

6.3 Assist to promote children’s sense of belonging and connectedness

6.4 Engage children in sustained shared conversations to extend their thinking

6.5 Provide the opportunity for scaffolding learning and development

6.6 Assist children to see their mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow

6.7 Facilitate families’ diverse contributions to the learning community

6.8 Share information with colleagues about child development and wellbeing

6.9 Create learning environments where children are able to immerse themselves in self-directed play

6.10 Recognise spontaneous teachable moments as they occur and use them to build on children’s learning

6.11 Ensure a balance between child-initiated and educator- supported learning

6.12 Provide learning environments with appropriate levels of challenge where children are encouraged to explore, experiment and take risks in their learning

6.13 Facilitate team collaboration of assessments and evaluation in relation to child development and wellbeing