Item uses these practice principles: Reflective Practice, Partnerships with Families, High Expectations for Every Child, Respectful Relationships & Responsive Engagement, Equity and Diversity, Assessment for Learning and Development, Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches, Partnerships with Professionals.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media, Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
The Communication Practice Guide provides scenarios and learning activities to support engagement with key concepts of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, in particular the Learning and Development Outcome 'Children are effective communicators'.
Target population: early childhood educators working with children from age birth to five years.
Factors to consider: Services should consider using the case studies and learning activities within this resource to support educators' reflective conversations to strive for continuous improvement.