The following topics are included: Why is Reflection Important?; Developing a Reflective Environment; Reflective Writing & Action Planning; and Models of Reflection.
The following topics are included: Why Listen to Children at all?; Barriers to Listening to Children; Competence & Theory; Skills; Children as Individuals; The Childs Perspective; and Conclusion.
The following topics are included: Methods of Communication; Oral or Verbal Communication; Written Communication; Computerised Communication; Special Methods of Communication; Hearing Impairment; Factors that Support and Inhibit Communication; Lack of a Common or Shared Language; Differences in Cultural Beliefs and Assumptions; Prejudice on the Part of the Practitioner or Others; Practitioners Lack of Confidence or Experience; Hostility; Physical Barriers; Non-Verbal Communication; Use of Body Orientation and Proximity; Use of Gesture, Posture and Other Body Movements; Use of Supporting Equipment; Factors Effecting Verbal Communication; Use of Humour; Use of Colloquialisms or Slang; Avoiding Ambiguity; Appropriate Use of Words; Factors Affecting Written Communication; Factors Affecting Oral Verbal Communication; Using an Appropriate Speed of Speech; Using an Appropriate Pitch, and Tone of Voice; Minimising Hesitations and Filled Pauses; Communication Difficulties; and The Communication Cycle.
The following topics are included: Patterns and Stages of Growth for Children from Birth to 5 Years, 11 Months; Rate of Development; Gross Motor Physical Development; Fine Motor Physical Development; Development of Communication Skills; Intellectual Development; First Cognitive Development Stage: Sensory Motor Period (0 – 24 Months); Second Cognitive Development Stage: The preoperational Period (Two to Seven Years); Preoperational Phase (Two to Four Years); Intuitive Phase (Four to Seven Years); Social Development; Emotional and Behavioural Development; Factors Which Influence Development; Social External Factors; Environment; Poverty and Depravation; Family and Society; Nutrition; Education; Looked After/Care Status; Personal Choices; The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Childrens Growth and Development; Intellectual Development and Diet; Know How to Support Growth and Development of Children; Activities which Promote Childrens Physical Development; Activities which Promote Childrens Language and Communication Skills; Ways to Encourage Children to Play Socially; and Know the child.
The following topics are included: How to Respect and Value Children as Individuals; Ways to Value Children as Individuals; Building Trust; Encourage Autonomy; Showing Pleasure in Achievements; Offering Choice; Self-Esteem and Learning; Reasons Why Children need to be Respected as Individuals; Uniqueness of the individual
Diversity; Dealing with Disagreements; Behaviour that Shows Respect and Value of Children; Behaviour and Interactions; Modelling Positive Behaviour; Fairness; Consistency; Respect; Calm Approach; Honesty; Negative Behaviours; Children Have Rights; and Organisations that Promote the Rights of Children.
The following topics are included: Understand the Importance of Creativity and Imagination for the Development of a Child; The Role of Creativity and Imagination in the Development of a Child; Different Activities Can Contribute to a Childâ€™s Creative and Imaginative Development; The Role and Importance of Games with Rules in the Development of a Child; Games with Rules; Indoor and Outdoor Games; Tabletop Games; Organising a Cooking Activity for Children; The Benefits of Cooking with Young Children; Planning a Cooking Activity; Health, Safety and Hygiene; The Role of an Adult in a Cooking Activity; Creative Activities and Young Children; Planning Creative Activities; Keys to Unlocking Creativity; Stages of Art Development; Art Builds Self-Confidence; Art Teaches Task Analysis; Music and Drama; Music and Movement Go Hand-in-Hand; Books and Child Development; Criteria for Choosing Books; Talking and Listening Games; Factors Which Enhance Talking and Listening Activities; Mental and Physical State of the Child; Relevance; Talking, Listening and; Development; The Role of the Adult in Talking and Listening; Signs of Active Listening; Non-Verbal Signs of Attentive or Active Listening; and Verbal Signs of Attentive or Active Listening.
The following topics are included: Introduction; Early Years Foundation Stage and Observation; Observation; Planning an Observation; Recording and Methodology; Self-Observation; Ethics; and Observation and Its Limitations.
The following topics are included: What is a Family?; The Family System; Environmental Influences; Partnerships with Parents; The Value of Parental Partnerships; Achieving Partnerships; The Value of Partnerships to Children; The Value of Partnerships to Parents; The Value of Partnerships to Practitioners; The Policy Framework for Parental Partnerships; The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice (DfES, 2001); Difficulties in Accessing Partnerships; Types of Partnership; Factors Supporting the Development of Parental Partnerships; Factors that may Inhibit the Development of Effective Partnerships; and Practical Ideas for Developing Partnerships.
The following topics are included: Legislative Framework; The Children Act 1989; The Protection of Children Act 1999; The Children Act 2004; Every Child Matters; Childcare Act 2006; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989; Further Legislation; The Sex Offenders Act 1997; The Sexual Offences Act 2003; The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; Guidance on Offences against Children; Hidden Harm; Recommendations; Working Together to Safeguard Children; Common Assessment Framework;Local Safeguarding Children Boards; Safeguarding Children and Child Protection; Possible Signs of Abuse: Bruising; What is Neglect?; Child Protection Plan; Model of Need; Children and Family Court Advisory Support Services (CAFCASS); Emergency Protection Orders; Care and Supervision Orders; Social Policy and Social Exclusion; History; Child Poverty; Child Protection Issues; Safeguarding Children; Forms of Abuse; and Effects of Domestic Violence on Children.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework has been updated in 2012. For your convenience, we have reproduced the text of the updated framework in the course.