Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined us for this new course on infant and toddler pedagogy. Let’s get started…
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Accessing the course
The easiest way to access the course is from your Dashboard, shown above, by clicking on the course title. Each time you return to the course, you can pick up where you left off.
Please note: to complete the course and earn your certificate, you MUST click the Mark complete button when you finish each part of the course. Completed parts are shown in the sidebar with blue ticks. If parts do not have a blue tick beside them, you need to go back and click Mark complete at the bottom of the page.
To access your Dashboard at any time, either choose Log in next to The Education Hub logo at the top of the website, or click on your username in the same location, highlighted opposite, if you are already logged in. Make sure you are using the email address you are registered onto the course with, if you have more than one email address.
Please note that the course is designed to be completed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, and is not optimised for use on a mobile phone. If you have any technical issues, please email us.
About this course
This course unpacks the science behind early learning and development, and its implications for practice. It explores proven pedagogical strategies for engaging effectively with infants and toddlers, and supports you to apply these practices and strategies in your own setting.
The learning objectives of the course are:
- To understand the science behind early learning, and how this translates into principles for practice
- To increase understanding of practices for quality relationships, interactions and caregiving for infants and toddlers
- To increase knowledge of practices for supporting play, language and movement
- To develop knowledge of appropriate pedagogical techniques for observing, learning about and developing a relationship with an individual child and their family
Organised across eight parts, the course will cover:
- the principles of effective pedagogy with infants and toddlers
- responsive relationships
- relationships with families and other teachers
Each part includes readings, videos with experts or case studies of practice, practical activities, and opportunities for reflection, as well as additional resources that enable you to further extend your learning.
Please work your way through each part in order, using the Mark complete buttons at the bottom to keep track of your progress. If you forget to do this, you can go back and mark them complete at a later stage. Your certificate will be available once all parts have been marked complete.
In the last part of the course, we will ask you to provide feedback on your experience. As you go through the course, if you notice any issues or mistakes, please include those in your feedback to help us to refine the course experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to working with you.