Part 1. Core principles for infant and toddler pedagogy
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
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Part 2. Responsiveness
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Part 3. Communication
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Part 4. Caregiving
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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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Apply and consolidate

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Relate your learning to practice

In this activity we want you to bring together the information that you collated about your focus child during the activity for Part 7 of the course, and to build on and use your relationships with the child’s family and your teaching team to evaluate learning and develop some shared goals for the child. There are three parts to this activity:

Have another look at the Principles for partnership: A four-step approach resource and decide what level of involvement would be appropriate for the family, depending on the stage of relationship development you are at (strengthening your relationship, developing reciprocal information-sharing, taking mutual responsibility for learning, or shared decision-making)In a manner appropriate for this stage of relationship development, share some of your observations of the child and their learning with the family, and invite their perspective, analysis, or decision-making in relation to the next steps.

Bring your observations and understanding of your focus child to a staff meeting or some other opportunity for reflective discussion. Make the most of this chance to hear your colleagues’ perspectives on the child and their development and learning by developing a specific question or two about your observations that are likely to promote a deeper level of conversation. Remember that sharing thoughtful, reflective and deeply meaningful dialogue is a key way to strengthen your team, and is likely to support your pedagogical understanding and practice with the child too! 

Summary

Share

Share practices for parent partnership in your setting. How well do these work? What kinds of parent partnership do they enable?

Further reading

Parent partnership:

Access a list of parent partnership strategies.

This resource offers advice about what to do when developing partnership with parents is particularly challenging.

Use this resource to identify and understand cultural differences in the families you work with.

Team teaching:

Take a look at our three webinars that focus on team relationships. Jean and Emma share more ideas on trusting team relationships, while Dr. Chris Jenkin explains the concept of appreciative inquiry as a way of facilitating collaborative practices, and Dr. Sonja Arndt, and teachers Shahla Damoory and Kerry Petera discuss the complexities of working in culturally diverse teaching teams. You can also find short insight articles based on each webinar at the above links.

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