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Infants and Toddlers -Reflective Practice Series

Reflective practice is an expectation of professional Early Childhood educators in many provinces.

 

This is the first of a series of modules designed for practicing Early Childhood Educators who desire to review elements of their current practice with the intention of designing, implementing and altering parts of their practice to meet the particular needs of very young children and improving their responsiveness to, and interactions with, babies and toddlers.

Topics include an overview of Reflective Practice from the perspective of a professional Early Childhood Educator, as well as discussion of what, why, when, and how to understand and begin the process of professional Reflection.

 

The module also provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning. 

Module 1     Infants and Toddlers – Reflecting on and Improving Practice
1ECE hour
ReP 17-01
Module 2     Infants and Toddlers – Practice and Research-Based Approaches
1 ECE hour
ReP 17-02

Reflective practice is an expectation of professional Early Childhood Educators in many provinces.

 

This is the second of a series of modules designed for practicing Early Childhood Educators who desire to review elements of their current practice with the intention of designing, implementing and altering parts of their practice to meet the particular needs of very young children and improving their responsiveness to, and interactions with, babies and toddlers.

Topics include a more specific emphasis on infant and toddler settings, including the importance of considering practice guidelines and research supporting the professional of ECE.

 

The module also provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning. 

Module 3     Infants and Toddlers – Contexts for Reflection
2 ECE hours  
ReP 17-03

Reflective practice is an expectation of professional Early Childhood educators in many provinces.

 

This continues the series of modules designed for practicing Early Childhood Educators who desire to altering parts of their practice to meet the particular needs of very young children.

The term ``philosophy`` in child care and education refers to  the framework for thinking about the big ideas that lead us to do what we do. Values, beliefs and principles lead us to action. Without careful evaluation we may do things that might be less than ideal or might be inconsistent with other ideas

 

The module provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning. 

Module 4     Infants and Toddlers – Philosophies and Values in Practice
2 ECE hours
ReP 17-04

Reflective practice is an expectation of professional Early Childhood educators in many provinces.

 

This final module is for those who want to think through complex questions. In this module, you will again be challenged to clarify your values and articulate how they are reflected in your personal philosophy of early “educare” of infants and toddlers.  The value in this module comes as you actively work with and through the content, and consolidate your previous reflections and journaling.

The module will provides a very useful framework and tool for any ECE leaders, such as directors and supervisors, faculty in ECE programs, and leaders in the field providing professional learning.