Positive relationships are key to a successful start to school. Adopting a relationship-based view of the transition to school process helps dynamic, reciprocal relationships develop that enable children to enjoy their experience.
Early Childhood Education - Educational Experience
Mathematics has been long regarded an important part of Early Childhood pedagogy. Since Friedrich Frobel founded the first kindergarten in 1837, he developed his ‘Spielgaben’ or ‘Gifts’ that embraced mathematical concepts of symmetry, shape and number. The series of gifts were the first ‘educational’ playthings and are made of natural materials and are open-ended, specifically designed to demonstrate the key concept of ‘unity’ that can be recognised in play.
April marks Autism Awareness Month, a time when the community joins to promote awareness and inclusion of people living with autism. Globally, Autism Awareness Month sets off with everyone wearing blue on April 2.
Arising from the ashes of World War II, it was a small group of women who broke with the traditionally dominant Catholic school system in Italy, to form their own preschool. This model preschool came to be known as Reggio Emilia approach. Significantly, it was the first Italian secular school for young children. In 1991, an American newspaper stated that the Reggio Emilia preschool was one of the top ten schools in the world.