An online tool from WatchMeGrow
The Development Map has been designed to show young children’s learning and progress in a holistic way so that practitioners, teachers, parents and carers can see the ‘whole child’ and understand the complex nature of their development and progress from birth to 6 yrs old.
There are so many ways you can use the Development Map it is probably best described as a ‘pedagogical tool’ which brings together good practice based on child development; as well as supporting the professional development of observation skills and ensuring that we think about children’s progress in a child-centred way.
The Development Map is a collaborative tool which supports positive relationships between the child, the family and the setting/school; through good communication, sharing the child’s learning, progress and building authentic partnerships.
Have a look at the Development Map film below to see what it looks like in practice.