This one day course explores the following:
How do we view young children particularly two year olds?
- Babies and toddlers are competent and capable thinkers and learners – looking at perspectives from Reggio Emilia
- Basic Needs – attachment, attunement, nurturing, language with reference to research and links with brain development
- Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and the Characteristics of Learning
Observing two year olds: the role of the adult
- Observing children to understand who they are , what they are doing and how we can tune into their development
- Using Development Matters and the Observation cycle
- Illustrated case studies using observations and learning stories
- Knowing what to do next – the adult is the best resource
Supporting Two Year Olds
- Open ended experiences and following children’s interests – what you can do to support young children’s thinking, learning and talking
- The central role of language particularly conversational talk
- Creating an enabling environment for two year olds – what does that look like?
This course will support practitioners who work with two year olds to recognise the potential of the children they support and improve the quality of their practice.
Trainer: Di Chilvers