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Vic Gippsland - Exploring relationships based approaches to caring for and...
Tue. 13 June 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
The first three years of life are, in a sense, the most striking. The phenomenal amount of growth and development that occurs during this time has no other comparison across the lifespan. Considering this, the knowledge and skill required of educators to progress positive outcomes for our youngest children in their care is critical. In this workshop, we will unpack what contemporary thinking and practice is in the area of infant and toddler programs, and what we need to know to ‘go beyond everyday practice’ and be exceptional within this space.
This workshop is aimed at getting to the central core of your work - that of relationships – and examining the implementation of relationship based approaches within your programs for infants and toddlers. You will:
- Refresh your knowledge of the critical windows of development opportunity
- Gain a better understanding of the models of relationship based approaches
- Consider how to provide responsive, individualised care and education within a group setting
- How the ‘everyday moments’ can be turned into ‘significant moments’ for infants, toddlers and ourselves
- Discuss what the environment looks like within a ‘relationships based approach’
- Share how relationships can be used as a launchpad for learning within infants and toddlers.
This workshop will focus your priorities and encourage you to engage in and develop meaningful, honest and trusting relationships with infants and toddlers.
This workshop meets:
NQS QA 1, QA5 and QA 6