National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA2||Children’s health and safety|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
Respect—defined as treating someone or something with consideration—should be the overarching feature that underpins the values and actions of educators. This module will unpack the practicality of respect in infant and toddler programs, with particular emphasis on primary caregiving, care rituals, settling processes, free movement as well as partnerships with families.
In this module, participants will:
- gain a thorough, in-depth knowledge of primary caregiving—what it is and is not, and how to practically implement it in a group-care setting with infants explore and discuss the settling process and the importance of building authentic partnerships with families
- gain a thorough understanding of free movement and its practical implications in an early childhood setting
- discuss and examine care moments and rituals and their place within infant education and care programs.
The module is ideal for all early childhood educators responsible for forming and maintaining reciprocal relationships with infants.