The first two years of a child’s life (and even the time prior to birth) is a time when so much development takes place, when so much of their life is shaped.
A common thread of conversation in early childhood settings is the lack of training, resources and professional development focused on the wellbeing and education of infants. In many instances there are considerations for working with infants tacked onto other topics, almost as an afterthought. Infants should not be an afterthought. Nor should infant play spaces be ‘dumping grounds’ for less skilled educators. In fact, infant and toddler programmes should set the tone for all early childhood services.
Birth and Beyond will support you in setting this tone with your early learners.