This on-demand virtual course experience not only shares pedagogical theory about Diving Into Documentation: Nurturing Your Journey Alongside Children, it also shares practical and actionable steps to bringing this critical practice to life in your space alongside children. 

It shares inspiring stories, pedagogical documentation from the field, and meaningful reflections about the value and importance of making children’s thinking come to life through pedagogical documentation.

With its universal appeal, many people tell us that Diving Into Documentation: Nurturing Your Journey Alongside Children aligns beautifully with their own beliefs and philosophy of pedagogical documentation, building relationships, uncovering, honouring, and celebrating the ideas, thinking, and voices of children.

We hope it inspires you to continue to share your nourishing gifts with children each and every day.


Get instant access, earn a certificate of completion, and 6 hours of professional development hours...

  • Whether you're starting out as a newbie with documentation or you've been using it for years, this session is designed to help you dive deeper into the world of documenting children.

  • Gain actionable strategies to help you manage the magnitude of the entire documentation process while learning best practices, practical tips, and other helpful ideas to get you started right away with documentation.

  • Dive into documentation samples, organizational systems, prompts to deepen conversations, and strategies to help you use your own understanding of children to nurture their thinking and provoke further curiosity and exploration as you share and engage in documentation meaningfully with children, families, and other educators.

Here's what's inside...

  • 1

    Welcome to Diving into Documentation

    • All Rights Reserved ©2021 Nurtured Inspirations

    • How to Navigate this Course

    • Welcome from Susan Wright, Founder, Nurtured Inspirations

    • Before we begin...

    • Your Wonderings

  • 2

    Introduction ~ Diving into Documentation

    • Nurturing Your Journey Alongside Children

    • Intentionality

    • Introduction ~ Your Reflections

    • Bonus Resource: The Nurture Series ~ The Nature of Nurture Book

  • 3


    • Inspirations from Reggio Emilia: The Image of the Child, Family & Educator

    • The Tools of Documentation

    • Foundations ~ Your Reflections

    • Bonus Resource: Your Image of the Child: Where Teaching Begins by Loris Malaguzzi

  • 4

    Guiding Principles

    • Documentation & Relationships

    • Wonder as Way of Being

    • The Pedagogy of Listening

    • Listening, Questioning & Documenting

    • Guiding Principles ~ Your Reflections

    • Bonus Resource: The Relationship Between Documentation and Assessment

  • 5

    A Beginning Look at Documentation

    • A Case Study: Seashells, Starfish & Rocks

    • Everyday Practice: Documentation as Way of Being

    • Everyday Practice: Documentation As Way of Being ~ The Magic is in the Mess

    • Families and Children as Co-Researchers

    • Documentation and the Art of Observing and Listening

    • A Beginning Look at Documentation ~ Your Reflections

    • Bonus Resource: Teacher Research in Reggio Emilia, Italy: Essence of a Dynamic, Evolving Role by Carolyn Edwards

  • 6

    A New Place In Our Journey Together

    • Challenge Project & Social Connectedness

    • A New Place In Our Journey Together ~ Your Reflections

    • Bonus Resource: The Seven Pillars of Well-Nurtured Children Book

  • 7

    Your next steps...

    • Closing Remarks from Susan Wright

    • Post-course ~ Your Reflections

    • Let's get social!

    • Before you go...

    • How To Leave A Review

    • How To Get Your Certificate Of Completion

Course Creator

Diving into Documentation ~ Nurturing Your Journey Alongside Children

Susan Wright

Susan brings a fresh perspective to raising children. With a focus on the well-being of children, Susan founded Nurtured Inspirations where she offers digital resources, courses, and mentorship for parents and educators who nurture, guide, and inspire children.

Susan shares over three decades worth of experiences from travels in Canada, USA, and Italy where she studies early childhood theory and practice along with explorations in the Reggio Emilia Approach, and her everyday classroom experiences as a teacher.

Working alongside children, their families, and educators from around the world, Susan’s philosophy of childhood has evolved into The Nurtured Inspirations Approach where she inspires everyday play, mindfulness, art, and nature to those who share their days with children.