Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning through Play (Previously known as Early Childhood - Play in Action) looks at child development in more detail and explores the importance of connection with families as well as building skills and confidence to involve and communicate effectively with parents.
Live online events
We are delighted to bring you Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning through Play which is SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING APPROVED in Victoria and Kindy Uplift supported in Queensland.
Participants will view segments of video footage and commentary of pedagogy “in-action” to deepen understanding and provide inspiration. Opportunity for guided professional conversation and discussion around play-based pedagogy and the priority areas of wellbeing, communication, and inclusive practice concludes the session.
An e-booklet The Importance of Play will be available for centres to share with families and caregivers.
This session complements Early Life Foundation's original Early Childhood Play Matters and Creating Engaging Environments for Pre-schoolers which both align with VEYLDF and provides educators with ongoing professional development. Current research relevant to play and child development and a deeper look at what 2 to 6 year-old children need for social, emotional, and language development are a cornerstone of this PD.
Participants will observe excellent early childhood practice in action. This will be demonstrated through a virtual study tour of early childhood settings showcasing examples of play-based learning through investigations and will include takeaways and implementation strategies for your team.
In recognition of the importance of professional reflection, participants are provided with an electronic workbook to reflect and share experiences as part of a professional reflective dialogue during the session. Critical reflection and ongoing professional learning are available through the purchase of coaching packages for individuals or whole teams.
** Please note: this session was previously called Early Childhood - Play in Action
SCHOOL READINESS DUNDING - VICTORIA
In Victoria, there are three priority areas for School Readiness Funding in 2023, Communication (language development), Wellbeing (social and emotional), and Access & Inclusions. Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning through Play is school Readiness Funding approved across all three priority areas.
KINDY UPLIFT - QUEENSLAND
In Queensland, the priority areas for Kindy Uplift are Social and Emotional Capability, Physicality, Thinking and Resounding, Oral Language and Communication & Access and Inclusion. Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning through Play strongly align with all five priority areas.