I08 - Exploring Education in Kindergarten/ Reception

Exploring play & literacy, along with numeracy & other topics.

Are you currently teaching kindergarten/ reception or perhaps moving into kindergarten/ reception for the next school year? Are you looking to sharpen up your approaches, searching for new ideas, hunting for creative resources, on the look out for additional techniques, then you have come to the right place! We have gone the extra mile to craft an all encompassing, well resourced course for the teacher of kindergarten/ reception. In this self-paced on-line course we seek to understand the nature and place of creative play in the infant classroom. We will thereafter explore the teaching and learning approaches best suited to infant education, followed by a look at the building blocks of an effective literacy environment. We will also look in detail at how children learn to read and write as an essential component to a child’s success in school. Finally we consider approaches and strategies for the teaching of the strands and strand units of the infant maths programme.

In this self-paced on-line course we seek to understand the nature and place of creative play in the kindergarten/ reception classroom. We will thereafter explore the teaching and learning approaches best suited to infant education, followed by a look at the building blocks of an effective literacy environment. We will also look in detail at how children learn to read and write as an essential component to a child’s success in school. Finally we consider approaches and strategies for the teaching of the strands and strand units of the infant maths programme.

The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
 
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
 
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.
 

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Learning outcomes


To instill confidence in the infant teacher to create and foster an environment conducive to positive learning experiences, derived from their understanding of the core elements that make up a well structured infant classroom – those elements being the physical organization and teacher knowledge of processes and teaching strategies.

Modules


01 - Exploration and appreciation of the Importance of play in early years education. We look in detail at the nature of play, the social, emotional and intellectual benefits of play.
02 - We will cover the 5 essential skills of the Jolly Phonics approach to reading in kindergarten/ reception, and conclude with a fresh look at general learning approaches such as learning through enquiry, learning through real life contexts, learning through exploration and more.
03 - This module starts with a whole series of practical tips for infant teachers. This is followed by a consideration of the main strategies for developing an effective literacy programme, nourished by a literacy promoting environment.
04 - Familiarisation with the stages in the process of learning to read and write,and use of this knowledge when planning literacy programs and when assessing children’s acquisition of literacy skills.
05 - Exploration and engagement with the strands and strand units of the infant maths programme, learning to provide balanced maths instruction in mathematical processes for the early years.

 

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