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A World Class Early Years Curriculum

From theory to practice

Matt Caldwell

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of A World Class Early Years Curriculum

A World Class Early Years Curriculum Theory
The past
Government initiatives
Other countries Practice
EYFS Themes
IB Learner Attributes & Characteristics
Walking the walk
The Past
1816 First Nursery school opened in Scotland
1820 First Infant School in England
1944 Education Act
1970 illiteracy rates double what they were in 2000
1996 First early years curriculum framework
2000 Early Learning Goals released Personalised planning
Learning Journey
Observations & Meeting time
Tina Bruce
Paul Ginnis
Guy Claxton Inquirer Thinker Communicator Risk Taker Knowledgable Principled Open Minded Caring Balanced Reflective Appreciation
Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Empathy Enthusiasm Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance IB Attitudes IB Attributes Technology "Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline...When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function, then one can be a leader. -Sun Tzu Children's services
Other Schools only connect Sweden
Little structured learning for early years
Leave Kindergarten unable to read or write
Within 3 years children top European literacy league tables
Staff/child ratio 1:5

Schooling not compulsory until 6 years old Netherlands
Compulsory education from 4
Staff/child ratio 1:8 France
40 hours of free school provision a week
Staff/child ratio 1:26 Korea
15 hours of pre school provision a week
Less than 50% of children access this
Academic early years curriculum
Staff/child ratio 1:27 Singapore
Pre-school childcare available 12 hours a day, 5 and a half days a week
Staff/child ratio 1:20 NZ
Focus on social and emotional learning in early years All reccommend
developmentally appropriate practice & a thematic approach
As well as philosophies of:
Reggio Emilia
Te Whariki
Information from: Early Years Education: An International
Perspective: Bertram & Pascal 2002 The End
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