Ccld Level 5 Unit 136 Outcome 1

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UNIT 136 Support children’s learning and development in the early years. Outcome 1. Understand the impact of early years curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. Since August 2008, the Welsh Assembly has been phasing in a curriculum known as the Foundation Phase. This applies to children ranged from 3 to 7 years old, who receive local authority funding in schools, preschools, nurseries and childminders. There are seven areas of learning, these are; 1. Physical Development 2. Language, Literacy and Communication skills 3. Mathematical Development 4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World 5. Welsh Language Development 6. Creative Development 7. Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity. To support the implementation of the curriculum models, Wales had developed information and guidance and hold regular training to support practitioners, Dyma Fi booklets are used to record progress and development of each early years child. There is a relationship between theoretical perspectives and early years curriculum models. Some of the theoretical perspectives are; Reggio Emilia. This approach was inspired by a group of preschools in the Reggio Emilia area of Italy. The main features of this approach are, Children need some control over their own play and learning with teachers acting as facilitators. Children need to learn from and enjoy being with other children. Children need a rich environment so that they can learn and express themselves in a number of ways. High/Scope. This approach began in the USA as a way of improving outcomes for disadvantaged children. It stresses that children should be involved in decision making and taking responsibility. Children are seen as active learners and so play is used as the model for learning. Routines are
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