This short course explores early child development in the Prime Areas of the EYFS: communication, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development. It covers birth to 3 years, and suggests activities and interactions that nurture development for parents / early years practitioners to try with the babies and toddlers they care for.
- You will know the expected developmental milestones for the Prime Areas of the EYFS for babies and toddler aged 0-3 years
- You will understand your role in helping a child reach these milestones, and the importance of forming close bonds with the child / children you care for
- You will understand the factors affecting development, such as health and socio-economic status, and the importance of creating a language-rich, safe, and challenging environment for young children
- You will be able to nurture language, physical, and social-emotional development at home or in your early years setting
Advantages of this course
- You can have a huge impact on how well a child develops in their early years. If you know how to nurture development and form close bonds with a young child, then you will help the child develop important life skills, positive traits, and positive relationships with other adults in the future. This course suggests activities, interactions, and tips for working with insecurely attached children that will help you make a positive impact on their young life.
- There are 8 wonderful videos by Born Smart showing good practice in interacting with children aged 1 month – 36 months. They show either a mother or father interacting with their child, but the interactions can also be tried by early years practitioners
- Additional activities, and a Case Study, encourages you to reflect on your learning and put it into practice
- There is also suggested extended learning that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge