Target population: early childhood educators of children aged two to six.
Program/practice descriptions and details: Early Childhood Play in Action builds further on the content of the Early Childhood Play Matters book by exploring development in more detail as well as allowing participants to view the pedagogy ‘in action’ through video footage and commentary.
All sessions will be offered online on multiple scheduled dates (mornings or afternoons). Customised onsite sessions can also be arranged.
Further opportunity for development is offered to educators who complete all three Early Life Foundation modules, with complimentary access to the Early Life Foundations resource hub for 12 months. The resource hub is a library of articles, fact sheets, posters, parent resources and podcasts to inspire and broaden educator’s depth of knowledge.
Program adaptability: this program can be conducted online or face-to-face.
Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill (for half a day) in determining the cost of accessing this training (either online or face-to-face).
Factors to consider: customised online sessions require a minimum of five participants
Supervision/Coaching: individual and team coaching is available upon request.
Training requirements: participants should be certified early childhood educators of children aged two to six with either a Certificate, Diploma and/or Bachelors. Ideally this professional development is for educators who have attended Early Childhood Play Matters and have received the book of the same name.
Tools and systems: online participants will require a stable internet connection.