Peaceful Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

Professional development (PD) Waikato

Posted: 18 October 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA0o_

This comprehensive course will cover a range of teaching practices and strategies that are developmentally respectful and responsive to the needs of infants and toddlers. We will unpack the characteristics of this age group and offer ideas for creating a thoughtful, creative and stimulating learning programme that celebrates children’s emerging interests. Research and literature will be disseminated through the lenses of brain development, attachment theory and relationship-based care and curriculum. We will also pay attention to how our environments and resources impact upon free movement and play for children and adults alike.

Participants will:

  • Discuss and explore the notion of respect and what this looks like in a pedagogy of care and nurture
  • Discover how teacher ‘attunement’ and ‘responsiveness’ are key to providing quality care and education
  • Discuss the importance of having a team approach and learn strategies that help unite a team
  • Explore the notion of free movement, free play and active observation.
  • Discuss how the importance of relationships and the environment affect infants and toddlers behaviour
  • Discuss strategies for extending young children’s curiosity, independence and leadership abilities
  • Reflect on how we can create beautiful and welcoming environments that focus on a nature-based programme
  • This is an ideal course for teachers and leaders who are reviewing their learning programme or are looking for refreshing and inspiring practices with infants and toddlers.

This course runs from 9am–3pm.

Normal price: $195.

Events summary


01 November 2019 – 01 November 2019

Further information

Contact: Rosie Rush

 (04) 461 7076