Foster an understanding of child development and the foundations of future learning are formed.
This is a way to help educators and parents begin to move towards a combined focus for the children they are passionate about educating.
Certificate of Competence awarded on completion of course.
- Highlight realistic expectations for young children in this age group along a typical developmental trajectory, and the ways that this happens through play.
- Investigate some the foundations of learning children need to develop before more formal ‘academic’ learning can begin and connect children’s learning to every day experiences at home.
- Play like children and be guided to understand the foundation skills children are learning and how they support future academic learning.
- Discuss the negative effects of pushing more formal abstract learning ideas of literacy and numeracy too early, before the foundation skills are firmly in place.
Links to QA1 and QA6