Child Development: Foundations for Learning

$ 550.00

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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