Early Childhood Play In Action looks at child development in more detail and explores the importance of connection with families as well as build skills and confidence to involve and communicate effectively with parents.
Live online events
Join us from the comfort of your home or work environment for our NEW online delivery of Early Childhood - Play in Action. As with the Face to Face event, our online event is also a SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING APPROVED PD. There are three priority areas for School Readiness Funding in 2022, Communication (language development), Wellbeing (social and emotional), and Access & Inclusions. Early Childhood - Play in Action fits into the Communication, Access & Inclusions, and Wellbeing (social & emotional) areas.
Early Childhood Play In Action looks at child development in more detail and explores the importance of connection with families as well as build skills and confidence to involve and communicate effectively with parents. Participants 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 on the completion of this session.
SRF - VEYLDF Alignment
This session complements and builds wholistically on the skills and knowledge covered in Early Childhood Play Matters and Creating Engaging Environments for Preschoolers.
The program consolidates and builds on skills, knowledge and understandings outlined in original Early Childhood Play Matters and Creating Engaging Environments for Pre-schoolers which both align to VEYLDF. By reviewing the importance of relationships, knowledge of child development, and creating inviting and intentional learning areas, EARLY CHILDHOOD PLAY IN ACTION further enhances the depth of knowledge. Current research relevant to play and child development and a deeper look at what 2-6 year old children need to master in terms of social, emotional and language development are a cornerstone of this PD.
Participants are also shown, the opportunity to see good early childhood practice in action. This will be done through a virtual study tour of early childhood settings and will include Focus Children, Tuning In and Reflection sessions for 3-5 year olds.
In recognition of the importance of professional reflection, participants are provided with an electronic workbook and encouraged to reflect and later invited to participate and share experiences as part of a professional reflective dialogue.
The training can be delivered via webinar. Follow up customised coaching can be requested.