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On Thursday 21st July, Dr Mary Hall will be presenting a free webinar on Key Fundamentals Of Supervision: Practical Strategies For Keeping Children Safe.

The Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Educators and Children has been created to educate young people about the Stolen Generations. It makes it easy for the community to start the conversation and inform discussions using facts, real examples and stories.

Writing observations for babies and young children enables us to observe the countless opportunities for growth and development that take place. The following article provides information on Writing Observations For Babies, What To Observe, Sample Observation For A Baby, Methods For Documenting and more. 

The Early Years Learning Framework outlines Intentional Teaching as one of the major practice guidelines to promote children’s learning. Intentional teaching involves actively planning and acting with specific goals or outcomes for children’s learning in mind. The following provides information on Intentional Teaching Definition, Intentional Teaching Strategies, Intentional Teaching Examples and Benefits Of Intentional Teaching. 

Active Listening involves lending your undivided attention to someone who is speaking to you. As opposed to passive listening which is merely hearing the speaker without trying to understand what is being said, active listening leads to more effective communication, learning and problem-solving. The article provides information on What Active Listening Is, Active Listening Definition, Active Listening Skills Examples and more. 

If your service is to ensure the best outcomes for children in your care, it is imperative that your educators and other staff work together as a team. One of the most enjoyable ways to foster team motivation is with games. Here are a few fun-filled team-building exercises to try at your next team-building session.

Research indicates children have better chances of achieving positive developmental and life outcomes when their families are constructively involved in their learning across settings – ranging from home and early years services to schools. Here are a few strategies for engaging families in early childhood education. 

It is the duty of adult caregivers to ensure that young children are exposed to only age-appropriate media content. However, it may not always be possible to keep news about tragic events like natural disasters or accidents, happening both near and far. Whether or not, children ask about such news or comment on them, educators need to engage with children on such matters. But talking about tragic events can be tricky as a fine balance has to be kept between being truthful and positive.

A service assessment and rating visit is an opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of your service and seek useful feedback. It is important to be able to articulate your achievements and practices effectively. Here are a few tips for discussing practices that can stand you and your educators in good stead during your next assessment and rating visit.

Even for the most accomplished of new graduates, the transition from educational to professional context can be challenging. Not only is the new educator thrust into the hurly-burly of everyday teaching, but is expected to adjust to an entirely unfamiliar ecosystem of the service. If you are facing a similar prospect, here are a few strategies for a new educator starting in early childhood services, to help you give your professional best.

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