What Is a Preschool Learning Story?

A learning story is a narrative written by teachers or educators to capture a child’s learning experiences, progress, and development over time. It provides a holistic view of a child’s learning and development, capturing a range of skills, abilities, interests, and strengths across different areas of development—social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

Learning stories allow us to tailor assessments to each child’s unique learning journey, providing a personalized approach that focuses on individual strengths, interests, and progress, rather than standardized evaluations.

Creating learning stories involves observation, reflection, and interpretation of a child’s actions, interactions, and experiences. It encourages teachers to critically analyze and understand the child’s learning process, leading to improved teaching practices and individualized support.