Part 1. Core principles for infant and toddler pedagogy
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 2. Responsiveness
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 3. Communication
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 4. Caregiving
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 5. Play
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 6. Movement
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 7. Approaches to infant and toddler care and education
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 8. Working with families and colleagues for the best infant and toddler care
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.

Apply and consolidate

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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.

Summary

Share

Share the system for caregiving that you use in your centre. How effective do you think it is at developing strong, attuned relationships?

Further reading

Read this interview with Sharon Smith, a RIE® Associate and principal of Magic Child, an infant and toddler consultancy, in which Sharon discusses ideas around respectful caregiving. 

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.