How your child's learning is measured

Your child learns so much at their ECE service or kōhanga reo and it's exciting for parents and carers see and hear how they are progressing.

How is my child’s progress measured and reported to me?

Your child's ECE service or kōhanga reo records your child’s progress with a series of photos, learning stories and samples of work.

You’ll also talk regularly about your child’s progress with the educators to help them plan your child’s learning. When your child moves on to school or Kura, or onto another ECE service or kōhanga reo you’ll be given their learning record.

Sharing your child’s learning with you

All ECE services and kōhanga reo collect examples of children’s work and play and write regular observations about what each child has been learning.  Most capture your child's work and play with digital cameras as well. All this is usually kept together in a book, called a profile book or portfolio, to be shared with you. You can also provide photos and stories from home to share and include in your child's book.

Keep up-to-date with your child’s learning

You can support your child’s learning by regularly:

  • talking to your child’s educator
  • looking at your child’s learning stories and other information educators are collecting
  • Sharing your child's book with your child and talking with them about the stories and experiences in it.

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