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.
This course runs for two days - 4 & 5 March from 9am-3pm. Included in the two-day event, participants will go on centre tours to observe infant and toddler environments.
Normal Price: $385
The very idea of beginning school can be very exciting for some children but can be quite daunting for others. A smooth, fluid, successful transition if often sought. However, what does a ‘successful’ transition look like?
• Discuss factors that impact children’s transition to primary school
• Gain confidence speaking with parents as they support children approaching and transitioning to school
• Share different expectations, structures and routines of primary school
• Examine comparative characteristics of Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum
This course runs from 4-7pm.
Learning stories are the bread and butter of an early childhood teachers work. It is where we are able to capture the everyday learning of children; their discoveries, their strengths, their interests. We celebrate their development and begin to make meaning of the experiences that we are noticing. But as each child is different, there are also a myriad of different ways in which we can view this learning. This workshop will take you through different learning frameworks including theoretical, philosophical and bi cultural ways of viewing children’s learning.
This course runs from 10am-4pm.