Approaches To Early Childhood Education

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Professor Fiona Stanley - Children key to the future

Professor Fiona Stanley describes the social impact on the whole community of how well we raise our children and how children are the key to our future success.

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Exploring Reggio Emilia

Learn about the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, which originates in Italy and advocates a child led and play based focus.

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A close look at the Montessori Approach

An overview of the Montessori approach; one of the most popular and fastest growing educational philosophies in the world.

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The Pikler Approach to optimal early childhood development

Emmi Pikler's 7 key principles provide a framework for optimal child development in the early years.

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The Froebel Approach

Froebel recognised that children experience significant brain development in their first three years and his kindergartens were based on the idea that humans are essentially creative beings.

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What the Reggio Emilia approach can offer your child

What the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning can offer your child.

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Emergent Curriculum - An individualised approach to early learning

Learn about emergent curriculum an approach that allows early childhood educators to focus on the child, respond to their needs, and plan a learning program that's tailored to them and like-minded peers.

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The MindChamps Approach

MindChamps has a goal of finding and filling the gaps which exist in education systems across the world.

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What’s the role of a Centre Director at child care? | CareforKids.com.au

This article explains the roles and responsibilities of a centre director in early education and explains how they can impact your child’s experience in an early education service.

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Small world play at early learning services

All about a small world play, an opportunity for children to explore their world in miniature.

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The benefits of an eco-friendly child care approach

Three ways your child’s experiences in early learning may contribute to their awareness and appreciation for sustainability while supporting their development more generally.

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Attachment theory in early education and care

Bowlby’s theory of attachment explains how healthy attachments between children and early care-givers support children to venture confidently into their world.

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The benefits of a Finnish preschool model for young Australians

Learn about HEI schools, a Finnish approach to early education which focuses on play based learning experiences for children in the years before schools.

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Attachment theory in early education and care

Bowlby’s theory of attachment explains how healthy attachments between children and early care-givers supports children to venture confidently into their world and develop social competencies.

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What is the Respectful Approach?

Founder of Raise Early Years Mandy Richardson explains the underlying principles of the Respectful Approach to parenting and how it supports both child and parental wellbeing.

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What’s the right fit for your family: Steiner, Montessori or Reggio Emilia?

The Steiner, Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to early childhood education, how they vary and what they offer children and families.

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How do educators teach under-fives to be kind?

How educators can support children to learn how to be kind and respectful to one another.

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What is the Curiosity Approach?

Learn about the Curiosity Approach a relatively new early education pedagogy which aims to foster children’s awe and wonder through beautiful environments and simple non-prescriptive play equipment.

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The rise of artificial intelligence in child care

Artificial intelligence is making great inroads in the early childhood education space read about some of the apps and technologies changing the face of parenting.

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Have you been unschooling your child without knowing it?

Unschooling is an educational approach that puts children in charge of their own learning, based on what interests them at the time, learns how unschoolers fill their day and the role of parents.

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The benefits of mixed-age grouping at child care

Learn about mixed age groupings, which offer children in early learning services the opportunity to interact freely with children of different ages.

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How parents can support young children’s risky play

Learn about the different categories of risky play and what they offer preschoolers. Also ideas for increasing your child’s opportunities for risky play.

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Amazing child care services doing amazing things

Amazing child care services doing amazing things.

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Adding fun and complexity to preschool maths

Preschool learning doesn't need to be as easy and research suggests that preschoolers can learn much more complicated maths than we give them credit for.

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How soft skills are taught in early learning services

How early learning services teach children softness as part of their learning and development.

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How early intervention can support children with autism

Although autism is usually diagnosed when a child is two or older, some youngsters exhibit signs of this condition well before their official diagnosis.

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The role of sound play in early childhood services

How early learning services offer sound play to help infants learn and connect with the world around them.

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The rationale behind reward-free schools

Has our focus on rewarding children gone too far? What are the alternatives?

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Sensory play in child care

Sensory play might involve making mud pies and smelling the daisies, but there's more to this immersive activity than meets the eye.

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Early childhood services taking away the toys

Is it time to take away the toys to promote wellbeing and development?

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The far-reaching benefits of 'loose parts' play | CareforKids.com.au

Loose parts play is a fantastic way for children to re-imagine everyday objects and choose their own learning adventure. It offers limitless opportunities with many benefits, so let's look at what loose parts play means in practice.

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A new and fun way for educators to teach young children STEM

New ideas for teaching young children about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

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How gifted preschoolers are supported in the early learning environment

How early learning services can support and extend gifted preschoolers.

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What outcomes should parents expect from early childhood education and care?

What outcomes should parents expect from early childhood education and care?

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Why music is important for children in care

Why music is important for children in care.

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Forest kids and the movement towards outdoor learning

The rise of forest schools and bush kindies and the benefits for young wildlings.

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Autism in the early learning and care environment

How early learning and care providers support ASD children and work collaboratively with their families to support their development and wellbeing.

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Lessons from Norway's approach to early childhood education and care

Why the Norwegian approach to early childhood education and care is making ripples in scientific circles.

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The Steiner Approach to early childhood education and care

The Waldorf or Steiner approach is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher who attempted to find a link between science and spirituality and who founded anthroposophy.

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What does 'serve and return' have to do with babies' brains?

Serve and return occurs when an infant or young child gestures, babbles or cries and a grown-up responds with appropriate eye contact, words or actions.

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Amazing early learning services

Kindys across the globe that ar pushing boundaries in design and teaching methods and creating learning environments that are inspiring and truly forward-thinking in their approach.

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Settling into child care: Strategies for success

Separation anxiety tips for parents and caregivers who are preparing to send their child of to child care for the first time.

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The lifelong benefits of play

Play is a great way for children to amuse themselves and live in the moment, but according to the experts, play offers much more than just fun and games.