Laying the Foundations
(5 CPD hours with APNA)
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.
Completion of Laying the Foundations eLearning modules 1-5 entitles eligible participants to claim 5 CPD hours.
Laying the Foundations is a new eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing.
The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families. Multi-media elements, case studies, guided discussion points and skills-based activities are embedded throughout the modules. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their practice, and review how they support children and families through practice questions and exercises.
Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes about one hour to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off.
The five modules are:
- Module 1 : Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing.
- Module 2 : More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning.
- Module 3 : Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them.
- Module 4 : Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world.
- Module 5 : Five to eight years - towards greater independence.
Laying the Foundations aligns with current early years quality frameworks, comprising:
- National Quality Standard and Framework
- Principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
- Outcomes and practice principles of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
- Framework for School
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the Laying the Foundations Certificate - Modules 1-5 noting that this activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.
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Learning Objectives: Laying the Foundations
On completion of the Laying the Foundations modules, participants will be able to:
- Describe current perspectives and key principles underpinning child health, learning, development and well-being – including in relation to the approved learning and development frameworks
- Recognise and understand the importance of taking a developmental perspective when working with children and families
- Describe risk and protective factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing
- Recognise and explain developmental phases and transitions which occur during the early childhood years, give examples of common parental concerns and identify developmental ‘red flags’
- Recognise and describe how a child’s health, learning, development and wellbeing may impact on parent wellbeing and family functioning
- Recognise and reflect on practices that support children’s learning, development and wellbeing in relation to the Practice Principles and Outcomes of the EYLF, VEYLDF and FSAC
- Describe ways in which practices support parents in understanding and promoting their own child’s learning and development
- Reflect of their daily interactions and relationships with young children and their families.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate APNA - Laying the Foundations
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