Early childhood education resources

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Early childhood education resources

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Topic summary

Research reviews

Kaupapa Māori and leadership in early childhood education

An introduction to the key principles of kaupapa Māori leadership and their implications for early childhood settings.

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.


Autism and culturally responsive practice

Dr Jessica Tupou (Victoria University Wellington) will share insights from her ongoing research into supporting autistic children and the importance of taking a culturally responsive approach

Supporting the transition to school

This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

A closer look at working theories

Dr Daniel Lovatt returns to share some extended examples of how teachers can support children’s working theories.

Understanding challenging behaviour in early childhood

Dr Anna Winneker explores why children will exhibit challenging behaviour including a discussion of specific emotional or behavioural disorders, and how teachers in early childhood contexts can respond positively and effectively to children.

Social justice and children’s rights

Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters will explore how teachers can meaningfully engage with children’s voices, perspectives and experiences and incorporate a social justice approach into their teaching practice


Outdoor spaces

Things to consider when designing indoor spaces in early childhood centres.

Indoor Spaces

Things to consider when designing indoor spaces in early childhood centres.

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.


Key insights for supporting children with challenging behaviour

Key insights from our second webinar with Dr Anna Winneker on supporting children with challenging behaviour.

Key ideas for designing early childhood environments

Insights from our webinar with architect Phil Smith and early childhood leader Jacqui Lees.

Key ideas for supporting children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Insights from our webinar with Kim Milne from FASD-CAN.

Early literacy tools for infants and toddlers

Intentional strategies for supporting infants’ early engagement with literacy.

The role of documentation at Kids’ Domain

How one team approaches the documentation of children’s learning.
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