EC503 : Early Years Pedagogy

This course investigates play for infants, toddlers and young children, exploring different kinds of play and how play develops in different stages. You explore Te Whāriki as a guide for holistic teaching and learning for infants, toddlers and young children and how to provide optimal learning environments for children. You also consider a range of strategies to further support the child’s or children’s learning through play and how to engage children in play. Observations are examined as a tool to plan for children’s learning and development, facilitated through opportunities for play.