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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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 4. Caregiving
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Part 5. Play
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
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.
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.

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In this part of the course, we look at how infants and toddlers develop rich communicative repertoires and language, and how they develop and sustain social relationships. One of the key messages from the research is that infants and toddlers need to hear a wide quantity and quality of language in order to become effective speakers and listeners themselves. In this part we are going to think about how to integrate that recommendation with the principles for effective infant and toddler pedagogy that we learned about in Part 1. 

The aims of this part of the course are:

  • To learn about the importance of language-rich environments for infants and toddlers
  • To consider how to align language-rich environments with the principles of effective infant and toddler pedagogy
  • To develop a greater understanding of the social and emotional learning that accompanies infant and toddler communication and relationships

This will involve:

  1. Reading about how to support infants’ and toddlers’ language development
  2. Reflecting on how plentiful language experience aligns with the principles for effective pedagogy discussed in Part 1
  3. Exploring ways to increase your language input with your focus child in your own centre
  4. Watching a video in which Linda Clarke discusses how infants and toddlers develop social and emotional skills
  5. Reflecting on how you manage your own emotion in your daily teaching practice
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