"These mini-courses are a fantastic way to refresh your knowledge, improve your practices and reflect on your own pedagogy. They dont dominate your time, nor expect much in return, just a reply on your perspective of what you've learnt. I always look for these courses, they are an advantage to all early childhood educators."
Many of us believe that child led, child centered programming is developmentally appropriate practice, but feel constraints from our regulations, program expectations and customer requests. How can we begin to move in a more appropriate, more fulfilling direction?
Attendees will learn how to plan appropriate environments and activities for young children and identify ways to communicate with families regarding their child's learning. You will learn about the teacher's role in supporting playful learning.
The is suited to anyone working with children in long day care, preschools, family day care, OSHC and schools.
We suggest that the course is the equivalent of 1hr of face to face learning, however we recognise that all learners are different. There is content within the course that may take additional time.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation details with your login information.
You will have immediate access to the course, to complete in your own time.
All participants will complete a reflection/assessment which is personally responded to by one of our course facilitators before you receive your certificate.
Recording of Live Event (Feb 2021) Did you know that when children repetitively mix together paints, dump toys, swipe toys off of tabletops and hide under tables, they are giving you important clues about how they are exploring the world and how you can support those explorations? I didn’t—until I discovered schema play theory. Attendees will:Understand how to facilitate learning in young childrenIdentify types of learning across content areasAdvocate for developmentally appropriate practices
A mini course designed to unpack the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in meaningful and playful ways.
Recording of Live Event (Aug 2021) Slimy, sticky, dirty, gooey mud play is so messy…and so fun and learning rich. This session looks at why adults shouldn’t shy away from offering it up as a regular part of the curriculum. We focus on the magnificence of mud play–setting it up, supporting it, and understanding all the learning it offers. Attendees will: Gain practical ideas for setting up and managing mud play Understand the learning that takes place during mud and related messy hands-on sensory play. Learn why such play shouldn’t just be a once in a while activity
With the Debrief Package services can now register multiple educators for a mini course, and book in a follow up live zoom session for a few weeks later with one of our trainers to reflect on the course.