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In this part of the course, we focus on the quality of your caregiving moments with your focus child. Choose a caregiving moment and have your critical friend either observe or video the moment. You might choose to focus on a particular aspect of the interaction: for example, you might focus on a quality such as attentive responsiveness or partnership, or on how you might use the caregiving moment as a learning moment. Answer the following questions in a reflective conversation with your critical friend:
Repeat this exercise with the same child later in the week, using your reflective discussion with your critical friend as a source of professional learning.
Share the system for caregiving that you use in your centre. How effective do you think it is at developing strong, attuned relationships?
Watch this webinar on how to support infants’ and toddlers’ transitions into early childhood settings, or read a summary of key highlights here. More information can also be found at www.earlytransitions.com.