This edition we are bringing you the Thinking about practice: Working with the Early Years Learning Framework planning document, written by Jenni Connor for educators participating in the nationwide Workshops delivered as part of the EYLF Professional Learning Program.
Thinking about practice: Working with the Early Years Learning Framework aims to support educators to look closely at the EYLF with their colleagues, to talk and listen to each other and to review their current practices to provide the best possible environment for young children's learning.
Early childhood educators are sometimes more confident with 'literacy' than they are with 'numeracy' and yet both are essential foundations for living and learning.
This e-Newsletter focuses on how young children explore numeracy, and what early childhood educators can do to support their developing understanding and use of numeracy.
Educators in early childhood settings across the nation are dealing with different challenges as they begin to work with new frameworks and meet new expectations.
This e-Newsletter provides some examples of practice in two settings in Western Australia and Tasmania, to promote the exchange of approaches to pedagogy and children's learning across and beyond the early childhood professional community, as encouraged by the EYLF.
This e-newsletter is the second focused on WA and TAS. The first—Distant Conversations 1 (Issue 23) represented the work of school based educators in those two states. This, e-Newsletter no. 24, includes examples of practice from early childhood educators in the non-school sector. It describes how educators are planning for and documenting for children's learning and striving to incorporate the EYLF into their daily practice as they prepare to meet the requirements of the forthcoming National Quality Standard (NQS).
E-Newsletters during 2011 have talked about indoor and outdoor spaces and 'environments' has continued to be a 'hot topic' on the Forum and Facebook.
This e-newsletter has been produced at this stage of the year to encourage educators, with children and families, to look at their environments to plan for them to become 'affording spaces for children to be and to learn' as they approach 2012.