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Based on the Montessori approach, Practical Life activities are everyday life experiences that a child may observe adults complete in their daily routine. These activities give the child a sense of belonging as they gain knowledge to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. The following article provides examples of Practical Life activities which can be added into the curriculum…
It's always difficult to bring up behavioural issues with parents, it can be nerve wrecking to tell a parent that their child misbehaves but that shouldn't stop you from doing it. The following provides information for Educators on how to talk to parents about their child's behavioural issues and strategies to implement during the meeting. Click the link to read:…
When completing documentation it's sometimes hard to think of the right words to use. The following article "Writing Prompts For Evaluations, Reflections and Children Documentation" will give you examples of writing prompts you can use to complete your written work. These prompts can be used for all your writing needs. Such as observations, learning stories. evaluations, reflections, reports and more.…
The following article "Child Theorists and Their Theories in Practice" is an overview of 11 popular child theorists, a brief description of their theory and how to implement their theories into practice within the early childhood environment. Click the link to read more: Child Theorists and Their Theories in Practice
For Educators, ECT's and Trainees earning minimum wages in their respective Award, as of 01 July you will receive a 3.5% increase. Check your increased wages in the relevant wage table available in each of the Articles below.
While dummies are designed to help comfort and settle children, they are also a potential hazard to infants and young toddlers. The following article Baby Dummies - Safety Information provides information on how a dummy can cause injury, selecting a safe dummy and mandatory standard for dummies. This safety information comes in light of a recent incident that occurred in…
The spread of certain infectious diseases can be reduced by excluding the child or Educator, known to be infectious, from contact with others who are at risk of catching the infection. The following article "Exclusion Periods For Infectious Diseases In Early Childhood Services" information details the recommended exclusion periods for infectious diseases. These are based on how long a child/educator…
ANZAC Day is an extremely significant day for Australians, who all recognise the importance of commemorating soldiers and, at the same time, promoting peace. Children, with their astute awareness of the world around them, will recognize that Anzac Day is significant, but many of us wonder how to appropriately explain the importance behind it. Therefore, the following article Teaching Children…
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