Rationale Statement : The Development And Implementation Of The Curriculum

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Rationale Statement: “Relationships are the foundation of the development and implementation of the curriculum for the infants and toddlers. Responsive caregiving and use of individual caregiving routines(for example, nappy changing, meals, sleep) provide the frame for curriculum implementation. Parents should be involved to take appropriate decision about the children’s learning and development”. Introduction: Over the past few years, research in neuroscience and developmental psychology has create a great influence to shape 21st century people’s outlook towards young children’s learning and development.“Development and learning that occurs in early childhood is now widely regarded as the foundation for future learning, health and well-being”(EDU30003,2015). Professor Loris Malaguzzi from Reggio Emilia, in Italy, championed the idea of placing the image of the child at the core of pedagogy. He prefers to consider “each child’s reality, provide comfortable environment, enjoy relationship and work together with children and become totally involved” (Malaguzzi, 1993) in children’s play. As the number of children attending child care centres has continuously increasing, it is the responsibility of the early childhood educators to provide a nurturing, high quality learning environment to the infants and toddlers. The Early Years Learning Framework [EYLF] (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2008) values that each child is an individual and calls
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