Infant education and care: Why is education often overlooked?

McFadden, Amanda & Whiteford, Chrystal (2015) Infant education and care: Why is education often overlooked? Cascades, 3, pp. 16-17.

Abstract

The term Early Childhood Education and Care, intended to refer from birth until 8 years, is often erroneously reduced to Early Childhood Care when discussing infant child care settings. With prior to school settings catering for several age groups, why, then, when thoughts turn to infant child care, do stakeholders shift thinking to care over education? Is it because infants’ learning is often subtle, requiring key observational skills to identify learning moments? When we see infants as active learners the possibilities and power of our role as educators is heightened. The more we appreciate infants’ learning the more we can act in intentional ways to support learning...

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ID Code: 92144
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2016 04:43
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2016 05:10

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