Pedagogy for infants and toddlers

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What matters in infant and toddler pedagogy?

An overview of the key principles from the research on infant and toddler pedagogy

8 tips for providing quality caregiving for infants and toddlers 

A set of ideas and strategies to help you develop your practice with infants and toddlers

Five reflective questions to ask about your infant and toddler curriculum

Five questions designed to help you reflect on the infant and toddler curriculum in your ECE setting.

“How would you like it?” Developing respectful relations with infants and toddlers

A set of questions designed to help you reflect on how you interact with infants and toddlers

How do you view babies?

Reflective questions to help you reflect on your practice working with babies.

Why you must talk to infants and toddlers

Why it is so important to talk to very young children, and specific strategies to use when communicating with infants and toddlers.

Five reflective questions to ask about your infant and toddler curriculum

Tina Tacken, leader or the infant and toddler space at the AUT Childcare Centre, discusses how she balances Magda Gerber’s concept of respectful practice with the need to develop a rich language environment

Jean Rockel answers your questions on primary caregiving for infants and toddlers

Veteran early childhood educator Jean Rockel answers key questions about primary caregiving for infants and toddlers.

Interview with Sharon Smith

Infant and Toddler expert, Sharon Smith discusses how best to enable effective education and care for young children

Culturally responsive assessment based on Kaupapa Māori

A brief overview of assessment practices for ECE settings that are grounded in the principles of kaupapa Maori

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Supporting the socio and emotional competence of infants and toddlers by Linda Clarke

Dr Karyn Aspen and Linda Clarke from Massey University discuss their research into the teaching practices that support social-emotional competence of infants and toddlers.

Talking Matters: What teachers need to know about language and responsive relationships

Emma Quigan from Talking Matters talks about what they have learned from their research with mothers and their children about babies’ exposure to language.

Webinar and podcast with Alison Sutton from Talking Matters

Alison Sutton from Talking Matters talks to Vicki Hargraves about the importance of early language to lifelong learning.

Infants and Toddlers webinar and podcast

Jean Rockel and Lorraine Manuela in conversation with Vicki Hargraves, discussing infant and toddler education and care

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