This session reinforces what constitutes best practice in a high-quality early childhood program.
This session will reinforce the importance of play and intentional teaching, and how play provides essential foundations for life. It also discusses what constitutes best practice in a high-quality early childhood program.
The workshop aims to equip early childhood educators with evidence and affirmation about the value of play. It focuses on the importance of relationships; developing authentic, culturally appropriate and inclusive practice; enhancing children’s learning through ‘scaffolding’; rich, engaging environments; intentional teaching; and planning for and documenting children’s learning and development effectively.
Participants explore the theory of play and learn how neuroscience informs understanding about children’s development. They learn innovative ways to ‘add value’ to the teaching of literacy, numeracy, STEM and life skills, and strategies to encourage children to explore learning through investigations linked to intentional teaching in all curricular areas.
This session is based on the 2015 book Early Childhood Play Matters, by Kathy Walker ( OAM ) and Shona Bass.
A copy of the book is included in scheduled sessions booked at earlylife.com.au
Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS – 1.1, 3.7, 6.4,7.3
National Quality Standard: QA - 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
Lunch and Morning Tea provided
Start & Finish Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
This session is always very popular so please book early!