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What matters in infant and toddler pedagogy?

An overview of the key principles from the research on infant and toddler pedagogy

Eight features of quality caregiving for infants and toddlers

A set of ideas and strategies to help you develop your practice with infants and toddlers

Five reflective questions to ask about your infant and toddler curriculum

Five questions designed to help you reflect on the infant and toddler curriculum in your ECE setting.

Developing respectful relations with infants and toddlers

A set of questions designed to help you reflect on how you interact with infants and toddlers

How do you view babies?

Reflective questions to help you reflect on your practice working with babies.

Why you must talk to infants and toddlers

Why it is so important to talk to very young children, and specific strategies to use when communicating with infants and toddlers.

How infants and toddlers develop movement skills

An introduction to the processes involved in learning to move.

Māori and Pasifika cultural perspectives on infant-toddler care

An introduction to the importance of culture, identity and belonging in infant and toddler pedagogy.

The Pikler/Resources for Infant Educarers™ approach

A summary of the key tenets of the Pikler/RIE philosophy of early childhood care and education.

An introduction to serve and return in early childhood education

An introduction to the concept of ‘serve and return’, the challenges it brings, and the many benefits for infants and toddlers.


What is specialist about infant and toddler practice?

Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden explore the key messages about the specialist nature of high quality infant and toddler practice

Outdoor environments for children’s wellbeing and learning

This webinar, presented by Dr Helen Little, explores how affordances in the outdoor environment promote children’s wellbeing and learning

Building trustful relationships and promoting centre wellbeing

This webinar explores the importance of teachers’ relationships with each other in early childhood settings

Supporting the social and emotional competence of infants and toddlers

Dr Karyn Aspden and Linda Clarke from Massey University discuss their research into the teaching practices that support social-emotional competence of infants and toddlers.

Talking Matters: What teachers need to know about language and responsive relationships

Emma Quigan from Talking Matters talks about what they have learned from their research with mothers and their children about babies’ exposure to language.

Supporting oral language development in the early years

Alison Sutton from Talking Matters talks to Vicki Hargraves about the importance of early language to lifelong learning.

ECE webinar and podcast: Infants and toddlers

Jean Rockel and Lorraine Manuela in conversation with Vicki Hargraves, discussing infant and toddler education and care

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Infants & Toddlers course

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Specialised practices for infants and toddlers

Key insights from the webinar with Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden.

An interview with Tina Tacken about the importance of observation in infant and toddler care

Tina Tacken, leader or the infant and toddler space at the AUT Childcare Centre, discusses how she balances Magda Gerber’s concept of respectful practice with the need to develop a rich language environment

An interview with Sharon Smith about the principles of RIE® and Educaring® in infant and toddler care

Infant and Toddler expert, Sharon Smith discusses how best to enable effective education and care for young children

An interview with Jean Rockel about infants and toddlers

Veteran early childhood educator Jean Rockel answers key questions about primary caregiving for infants and toddlers.


Infants and toddlers pedagogy

The key components of effective pedagogy when working with infants and toddlers


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