Essay on Unit 136

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UNIT 136
Support children’s learning and development in the early years 1. Understand the impact of early years curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years and is a mandatory framework for all early years’ providers from 1st September 2012.
These standards are set to promote a flying start for each child at a young age and to give children “the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.” (EYFS Introduction II. Pg.2). The EYFS curriculum is split up into
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Jean Piaget explains through his theories that children are at the core of their own learning and that all experiences and activities provided for them should be completely influenced by their own requirements and not adult dictation. “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done” (Jean Piaget). A ‘Learning Journey’ is created for each child by their key worker, this keeps a track of their progress and development. This information along with constant assessment is used to plan suitable activities which are stimulating and beneficial for each child’s development. The different areas of learning and development are accounted for in the daily planning of each age group within the setting. 3. Be able to promote provision that facilitates communication which supports children’s learning and development
It is important for children to have adults responding to them and wanting to communicate, by talking, listening, using body language and facial expressions clearly. Good communication with children enables them to settle and feel safe within their environment, build relationships with others, grow with confidence and gain opportunities to negotiate and make their own decisions.
Adults need to start communicating with children when they are babies and respond to their