Unit 136 Support Children’s learning and development in the early years 1.1 Understand the impact of early year’s curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework Exciting times ahead for you and your child What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to
What are the documented outcomes for children that form part of the relevant early years framework and how are they assessed and recorded? The aim of the EYFS is to ensure that all children- notwithstanding their background, gain access to quality and consistent early year’s education. To make this possible, a series of documented outcomes is given for each of the seven areas of learning and development of the EYFS. These outcomes are called the Early Learning Goals. These goals are important as they form the building blocks for children’s later education and they make available the basis for planning and learning throughout the EYFS.
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce-Early Years (Management/Advanced Practice) Unit 136 136.2,7 Through adult-led activities we can introduce children to new ideas, provide opportunities for them to develop their skills and ensure that they experience all six areas of learning in the EYFS. During adult-led activities we are in control of the teaching we are providing. However, what we cannot have any control over is what young children are learning from these activities. This is why it is important to balance adult-led activities with time and opportunity for children to explore their own ideas, play with resources and use their imagination and creativity. Through doing this and practising the skills that they have learned the children will be able to take ownership of their learning and be able to apply it in different situations.
Considering the work of key pioneers and current experts with links to child development theory. There are many theories about how children learn and develop. This area of study is called developmental psychology which covers subjects such as cognitive, language and emotional development. The research methods are based heavily on the on going assessments carried out by observing children over a period of time. Assessment is part of the process of understanding what children know, understand and can do so that future teaching steps can be appropriately planned.
Understand the impact of early years curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development Birth to three matters ‘Birth to three matters’ framework explains that since 1997, childcare and early years education have been central to our vision of a better start for all children and their families. Children’s experiences in the earliest years of their lives are critical to their later development. High quality childcare is a very important step towards ensuring that all children arrive at school ready to learn, so that they do not underachieve. ‘Birth to three matters’ reinforces four different aspects; A strong child Me, myself and I Being acknowledged and affirmed Developing self-assurance A sense of belonging Me myself and I is about helping young children to get to know themselves and their own capabilities. The respect, care, love and emotional support experienced by babies and children helps them to develop emotional safety, trust and a positive self-image.
TDA 3.2 Schools and Organisations Criteria 1.1 Summarise entitlement and provision for early years education. There are different types of childcare options available for 0-5 year olds, these include:Sure Start - Giving every child the best possible start in life is an initiative called Sure Start which is government led. They offer a broad range of services focusing on Family Health, Early Years Care and Education and Improved Well Being Programmes to children aged 4 and under. Sure Start makes contact with parents as soon as possible in the child's life and can offer support to families who have developmental concerns or other worries about their child. They can also give them support in making referrals for other services.
Unit 1 – Schools as organisations 1. Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education Entitlement for Early Years What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? * The EYFS is a stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first year (Reception) year in school * The EYFS Framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning * It is based on four important principles * Theme: A Unique Child Principle: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured * Theme: Positive Relationships Principle: Children learn to be strong
Developing a General Outcome Measure of Growth in Movement for Infants and toddlers is an important outcome in early childhood, is necessary for physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The development of an experimental measure for assessing growth in movement in children ages birth to 3 years is described. Based on general outcome measurement (GOM) procedures , the measure was intended for the identification of children having difficulty acquiring movement skills and the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions for these children. Results from its use with a sample of 29 infants and toddlers demonstrated the feasibility of the measure. The 6-minute GOM was found to be reliable in terms of inter-observer agreement and odd-even and alternate forms indices.
From birth to 19 years, children grow continually. The sequence in which all children and young people follow will be similar as they will have to develop one skill to move onto the next, however the rate of development will vary. The development can be measured through social and emotional, physical, intellectual, and language milestones to ensure that each individual child is developing on target. Social and emotional development covers aspects of relationships to self-confidence. To ensure a child’s social development is on target, praise, guidance, support and encouragement are key when helping them interact with others around them.