Monthly Musings - Fall 2023

October 12, 2023

Happy Fall!

In response to being asked about how to go deeper with one’s practice with children, we continue to offer these invitations for you. You might take the invitation up:

  • as an individual or with your team
  • at monthly staff meetings
  • to provoke conversations when feeling stuck

The opportunities are endless.

We will pose these musings monthly but use them as you feel moved to. You might spend more than a month with one question. Or you might revisit a question at a later time. Each time you visit or revisit a question, new possibilities emerge.

This month’s musing comes from the holistic play-based goal of Diversity and Social Responsibility and the facet is Democratic Practices.

"How are children engaged in decision making matters that concern them, such as the establishment of rules, rituals, routines, and processes Think about the day-to-day opportunities for children to “have a say” in such things as eating, napping, and sharing."

(Makovichuk et al, 2012, p. 112)

Additional Resource: Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (February 2018). Supporting Children’s Agency: Involving Children in Decision-Making