Routines and transitions: Embracing opportunities for learning

$49.50$44.55 Member Price

Everyday routines and transitions play a significant role in the lives of children and the adults who work with and care for them. This course will encourage you to reflect on the routines and transitions you currently have in your setting and explain how they can be enhanced and attuned to build better relationships with children and families.

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Karen Winderlich is a teacher who has worked in various contexts and with learners of all ages, from babies through to adults. For the last 12 years, she has worked with children and families in long day care centres, and with babies and young toddlers for most of that time.

Karen believes that young children are the most wonderful and inspirational learners of all, with an inbuilt passion and drive to actively explore and make sense of the world around them. As a teacher working with the youngest learners, Karen understands her role to include building value into every moment of every day, creating play spaces which speak of love and care, and being a learner alongside them as they play. She is particularly interested in the ways documenting young children’s learning and experience makes their competence visible.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you understand:

  • why routines and transitions are a significant part of each day
  • how routines and transitions set the foundations for establishing and supporting relationships
  • why and how routines and transitions support play and engagement
  • the importance of routines and transitions in developing a strong sense of wellbeing
  • how routines and transitions provide rich opportunities for both teaching and learning.

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Additional information

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Course Duration

1 hour, 40 minutes

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