Latest early childhood resources

Kaupapa Māori and leadership in early childhood education

An introduction to the key principles of kaupapa Māori leadership and their implications for early childhood settings.

How to support positive food environments in early childhood settings

An introduction to practices that support children to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Supporting social and emotional competence for autistic children

Understanding the social and emotional strengths and needs of autistic children.

Social justice in early childhood education

An introduction to enacting the principles of social justice in early childhood settings.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

An introduction to a rare but distinct form of autism.

Digital technologies in early childhood education

An introduction to the research on digital technologies and their impact on children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

Webinars

Building resilience to support teacher wellbeing

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27
Dr Sarah Ferguson will share her extensive knowledge about how to promote workplace wellbeing, including providing educators with tools and strategies that help them to build their resilience and improve their wellbeing

Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY MARCH 14
Kim Milne (principal advisor at FASD-CAN) discusses what FASD is, how it affects children and adolescents and what teachers and schools can do to support students with FASD

The effective design of early childhood spaces

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY MARCH 21
Multi-award-winning architect Phil Smith and hugely experienced ECE leader Jacqui Lees will explore ways that teachers can use the language of space to promote and encourage learning, creativity, movement, exploration, and social emotional wellbeing

Creating a culture of inclusion in early childhood settings

COMING UP: 7.30PM WEDNESDAY MARCH 27
Dr Kate McAnelly will share her research into disability and inclusion, and how early childhood centres can create a culture of inclusion that supports the wellbeing, learning, and engagement of all children

Social justice and children’s rights

COMING UP: 10AM SATURDAY APRIL 6
Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters will explore how teachers can meaningfully engage with children’s voices, perspectives and experiences and incorporate a social justice approach into their teaching practice

Understanding challenging behaviour in early childhood

COMING UP: 10.00AM SATURDAY MAY 11
Dr Anna Winneker will explore why children will exhibit challenging behaviour including a discussion of specific emotional or behavioural disorders, and how teachers in early childhood contexts can respond positively and effectively to children

Snapshots

Early literacy tools for infants and toddlers

Intentional strategies for supporting infants’ early engagement with literacy.

The role of documentation at Kids’ Domain

How one team approaches the documentation of children’s learning.

When a new child starts at Kids’ Domain

A team-based approach to settling a new child into the centre.

Local curriculum and learning outside the centre

How venturing outside the centre builds children’s sense of belonging in their community.

STEM learning and local curriculum in the construction corner

Blocks and construction materials provide rich opportunities for cross-curricular learning.

Intentionally designed environments

The deliberate design of spaces affords a range of curriculum opportunities.

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