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Effective communication is at the heart of every productive workplace but more so in sectors like ECE where so much depends on positive interactions between key stakeholders, like children, educators, families, management and providers. Non-verbal cues are an integral part of communication as they can complement and reinforce but also contradict and undermine verbal messages. The following article provides information on What Is Non-Verbal Communication, Why It Is Important, How To Use Non-Verbal Communication In The Workplace and more.

As part of their educational programmes, early education and care services may be situated in or travel to bush environments where it is known that snakes may be active and present. Although they are more common in the spring or summer, snakes can be found throughout the year, especially on sunny days. The following article provides information on What Attracts Snakes Into The Outdoor Area or Early Childhood Service, How Can We Snake-proof Our Service, Strategies to Implement To Minimise The Risk Of Snakes and more. 

Holistic learning gives as much importance to the emotional, social and physical growth of the child as the intellectual. Among the many benefits of holistic learning is that it enhances a child's subjective sense of well-being or simply put, makes them happier. The following article provides information on Nurturing Emotional Learning, Fostering Social Skills, Facilitiatiing Physical Movement and more. 

The early years are a time of dizzying changes which affect not just the physical growth of the child but also their emotions, communication, sense of self and relationships with the surrounding world. Research has found music, especially through attributes like rhythm and movement can be a great aid in helping children control their reactions, emotions and behaviour. The following article provides information on What Is Self - Regulation, the Links Between Self Regulation and Executive Function, How Music Helps Children Nurture Self Regulation and more.

Transitions are among the most significant factors that determine the well-being of young children. Their sense of ease, ability to learn and the nature of attachments are vastly impacted by how they experience transitions in the ECEC setting. The following article provides information on Theories and Transitions, Different Types Of Transitions, Benefits Of Planning Transitions With Families and Children and more.

The structure and organisation of a learning environment can have immense impact on all aspects of a child’s development, ranging from physical and cognitive to social and emotional growth. The following article provides information on What Are Interest Areas and Their Benefits, Common Interest Areas, Guidelines For Planning Interest Areas and more. 

Among the most challenging transitions in early childhood is when children start staying away from their parents for longer periods of time than they have been used to till then. For Educators caring for babies and toddlers who are having a particularly bad time leaving their parents, the following article provides information on What Is Separation Anxiety, Factors that Can Cause Separation Anxiety, Separation Anxiety Signs, How To Manage Separation Anxiety When To Seek Help and more. 

Nursery rhymes provide a lot of learning opportunities to children. Nursery rhymes also play an important role in children's language skills by hearing sounds. It helps them to develop an ear for language Rhythms and rhymes also help to understand words syllables. The following article provides information on the Importance Of Nursery Rhymes, the Key Benefits and Strategies To Implement Nursery Rhymes.

A child-centred approach in an ECEC context involves giving children choices of learning activities, with the teacher acting as a facilitator of learning. It is a way of placing the child at the notional centre of the learning process in which they are active participants. The following article provides information on Child-Centred Curriculum, The Learning Environment, Educator's Role and more.  

At its simplest, child-initiated learning is one that is chosen and started by the child. This type of learning is the purest form of child-centred learning and constitutes one of the most important approaches in the educator’s toolkit of teaching strategies. The following article provides information on the Characteristics and Benefits Of Child initiated Learning, How Educators Can Facilitate It In Their Settings and more. 

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