Outline and objectives
Ample outdoor provision is crucial for two year-olds. An understanding of appropriate and high quality provision outdoors is critical in developing services that best support these children to thrive and grow. Appropriate provision and practice outdoors must draw on a deep knowledge of the interests and developmental needs of very young children. Using new film material of two year-olds outdoors and images of outdoor provision from across the UK and abroad, this course will:
- articulate a clear rationale for the role of outdoor provision for two year olds;
- investigate what two year-olds notice and are interested in outside and what they need and want to do outdoors;
- explore outdoor provision that meets developmental needs and offers high quality experiences;
- consider the role of adults in supporting rich outdoor experiences for two-year-olds.
Audience: Heads, Owners/Managers, Children’s Centre teachers, Practitioners leading provision for children from birth to three, Advisory teachers and Lecturers in Early Childhood Education