Early childhood education resources

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Early childhood education resources

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How to support positive food environments in early childhood settings

An introduction to practices that support children to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Supporting social and emotional competence for autistic children

Understanding the social and emotional strengths and needs of autistic children.

Social justice in early childhood education

An introduction to enacting the principles of social justice in early childhood settings.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

An introduction to a rare but distinct form of autism.

Digital technologies in early childhood education

An introduction to the research on digital technologies and their impact on children’s learning, development and wellbeing.


Supporting positive food environments in early childhood settings

September 6 2023 Research shows that our mealtime and food experiences as children have a strong impact on our relationship with food as adults....

Visual arts – a practical workshop

Dr Gai Lindsay provides a practical session focused on supporting teachers with their own art-making as well as their pedagogy around the visual arts in early childhood education.

Promoting gender inclusiveness in early childhood settings

Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin (Syracuse University, USA) discusses how early childhood teachers can approach gender non-conformity, including the prevalent and often unquestioned gender-based assumptions present...

STEM learning through nature play in early childhood settings

In this webinar, Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles and Dr Maia Osborn from Southern Cross University, Australia share findings from their research into teaching and learning...


Movement and Learning in Early Childhood Education infographic

The importance of movement and learning in early childhood education.

Visual Arts infographic

How children use visual arts and how teachers can help.

Supporting Early Maths infographic

How to support early mathematical thinking.

Curriculum design in early childhood education infographic

Tips for building an effective curriculum.

Social and emotional competence

Social emotional competence and how to support it in early childhood settings.


Teaching strategies for infants and toddlers: Anchoring

Using anchoring to support infants’ and toddlers’ exploration, learning, and emotional wellbeing

Sewing at Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten

Using one teacher’s background in fashion design to inspire children’s interest in sewing and design.

The purposeful design of indoor space

Using the language of space to invite children to play, engage, and create in a range of ways.

Science and kaitiakitanga: a relationship in harmony 

Using science for children to learn how to protect and nurture their environment.

Environments and resources that promote agency

Valuing children’s right to advocate for their own and others’ ideas.
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