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Easter is coming closer to us. So, to continue the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, include children in this experience which will give them hands-on experience and also will enjoy the process. The following article provides a guide on creatively…
Painting is one of the most vibrant ways that young children can experience the wonder of Art. Exploring the world of colours, textures, lines and forms can not only help children express their creativity and emotions but facilitate physical, cognitive…
Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia embeds art in many significant ways to foster the holistic development of children. Here are the main curriculum connections of art in the early childhood learning framework.
To be familiar with nature, to spend some time amid nature, talking, thinking about trees, grasses, pebbles, climates, small insects, ground warm enhance the resilience and self-esteem of a child.
Playing or even just spending time outdoors has long been recognized as crucial to positive learning and life outcomes in children. Outdoor spaces thus hold great significance in early education and care learning settings and have been addressed in Quality…
Celebrations are among the most important binding factors in any community or society. In childhood services too, celebrations can be a great way to nurture a sense of being and belonging in children, when planned and implemented with sensitivity and…
Among the key principles of the NQF is the valuing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Recognising and including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures forms the bedrock of not only reconciliation but of the broader…
In Australia, early education and care programs and practices are governed by the National Quality Standards (NQS). In this Element 1.3.1, states that “Each child’s learning and development is assessed or evaluated as part of an ongoing cycle of observation,…
A key objective of the National Quality Framework is to promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care services. Every service is required to be assessed and rated for quality by regulatory bodies and self-assessment is one…
Among the many reasons that make anger, such a destructive emotion is the possibility of a loss of control. Angry people, including children, can end up saying and doing things that could harm their well-being. Here are a few strategies…
Anti-bias experiences are about guiding children to be able to think about and have words for how people are the same and how they are different. It includes helping children feel and behave respectfully, warmly, and confidently with people who…
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…
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