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Analysis of CREATIVE Environments in Childcare Centre’s according to national early childhood frameworks NQS & EYLF

By Karen Elzinga 30/06/2018...

June 30, 2018

Children Learn Best Through Play- Child Developmental Theorist perspectives

By Karen Elzinga 30/06/2018Learning through play allows children to discover their likes, dislikes, what excites or disinterests, or creates a desire for more of one thing and less of another. Many theorists such as Plato, Montessori, Piaget, and Erikson have researched and developed unique philosophies and theories into how children discover their surroundings that add credibility to any modern day educator's handbook. To enhance the notion that children in early childhood learn best throu...

June 30, 2018

Analysis of outdoor environments within early childhood education and care

This blog is designed for new educators within the early childhood education and care sector....

June 9, 2018

Social, emotional and cognitive Development (3-5 yr children) An early childhood educators guide utilizing NQS & EYLF frameworks

Social, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones are the key indicators of the normal range that a child should develop certain traits in, and within a certain age bracket. Whilst some children maybe quicker than the age bracket provided for the milestone, others maybe slower. This essay will investigate the implications that typical development has on children aged three to five, how they can achieve it and how it effects their development....

June 8, 2018

Physical milestones in early childhood 2-5yrs- what educators can do to help your child achieve

By Karen Elzinga 8/06/2018 Physical Milestones for Early Childhood (2-5yrs) Physical development milestones are tasks that are specifically linked to certain age brackets that children generally achieve within (Hoffnung, Hoffnung, Seifert & Burton, 2010). They are important indicators of how a child is developing physically. This brief will look at what milestones are specific to 2-5 year old children, the implications for milestones, and pedagogical strategies for receiving positive outcom...

June 8, 2018

What is a School Curriculum and do children really learn best through play

By Karen Elzinga 7/06/2018...

June 7, 2018

Technology Integration into school and the effects on children's health and wellbeing

The Technological Age by Karen Elzinga 7/06/2018 The modern era has seen fast paced changes to the technology arena, and with the introductions of new and exciting equipment advances, apps, programs and the online world, it was only a matter of time before these technological fields encroached into schools and classrooms. Whilst technology is brilliant in theory, there is a darker side of how they are impacting children, and how schools are introducing and changing policies to keep up to date. O...

June 7, 2018

Answers to common early child education and care centre questions

1972 saw the introduction of the CHILD CARE ACT, which elevated women's participation in paid employment. Prior to this, child care centres were rare. The number of facilities changed considerably in 1983 with an agreement between the Commonwealth Government, and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). This united front referred to as the "ACCORD" triggered major development of childcare facilities around Australia. Since then numerous frameworks based around good quality ECEC learning ha...

June 6, 2018

Teaching language to culturally diverse children (Practices and pedagogy)

By Karen Elzinga 6/06/2018 Children learn at individual rates in individual time frames, what one child perceives as an easy task, another may find alien until such time that may come into their own developmentally. Culturally diverse classrooms also come with the addition of complex challenges where beliefs, values, socio-economical and social status, play a part in how and what children learn and deem important to their learning. This paper delves into the constructivist, socio-cultural and hu...

June 6, 2018

The effects of Discrimination...Race, Disability and Diversity on Children

By Karen Elzinga 6/06/2018In relation to this topic l believe in political activist Dr Martin Luther King Juniors 1963 monumental history- making speech; in it, he said "One day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed...that all men are created equal" (Luther King, 1963). I believe we all have a responsibility and obligation no matter our race, colour, gender, or ability, to help our fellow person to achieve full equality in any context. I believe this should start with ...

June 6, 2018

Domestic violence ...A childhood trauma

By Karen Elzinga 6/6/2018Child protection policies within Australian states and territories including the Family Law Act 1975, and the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (Council of Australian Governments [COAG], 2009), describe the exposure by children to violence within the family unit under the banner of 'child abuse'. The official definition of domestic abuse described by the United Nations (UN) 1993, is 'any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is l...

June 6, 2018

What to include in an art portfolio

Applying for university or art school entrance can be a daunting process, what to include, what not to include in your portfolio of work. Basically most schools will ask for a specific portfolio that showcases your broad talent range. That means you need to have finished work from a variety of mediums, a variety of styles and a variety of work that showcases your engagement with different material investigations. Most schools don't allow an endless portfolio, so that means your portfolio needs t...

May 29, 2018

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Red back Spider...

May 26, 2018

Plaster headed person

This project can be done with or without the plaster head, but the plaster head does make children have a different view of their person entirely than if it were just a paper person. So if you can find a mould at a craft store or online plaster mould specialist do try to get it especially for school groups, as it does make a difference to the projects outcome.When using plaster of paris, be sure to wear a mask during the stirring stage, as the fine plaster mist can cause health concerns especial...

May 25, 2018

Margaret Ellen Turner Gallery exhibition review

Striking colour combinations, and the rustic essence of the Australian Queensland landscape, have enthralled artists whom have portrayed it since the dawn of time. Whatever the style of portrayal, landscapes picturing the Queensland forests, open spaces, mountains and lakes, have appeared in galleries around the world. In this essay the work of Margaret Ellen Turner in an exhibition called ‘The Idea of Wallum,’ which is represented by the Noosa Regional Art Gallery in September 2010, will be...

May 10, 2018

Preparing Art Surfaces

To give you an idea of surfaces that can be used in traditional art making here are a few:MDF - Medium Density Fiberboard, this is a common surface for painting on, and comes in both medium and hard densities. It is made by finely pulverized wooded particles and combined with a formaldehyde resin making it highly toxic when sanded or sawed, so be sure to wear a mask when doing either of these activities. To give you an idea of just how serious this wood is to your health, Bunnings, Australia's l...

May 10, 2018

Tissue paper plaster paper weight

- Plaster head already made or plaster of paris poured into a mould and set.- Tissue paper- PVA Glue- BrushPlaster of paris should be added with water to resemble a light cake batter, then poured directly into a mould, lightly tap the mould on the table to relieve any air bubbles and set to dry. Allow 24 hours to completely cure the plaster before decorating....

April 7, 2018

The Issue of Childhood Abuse and Neglect in Australia

      By  Karen Elzinga 9/03/2018 The prevalence of child sexual abuse in Australia is of real social concern. A Personal Safety Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS) in 2005 that included the definition of any sexual act by an adult, revealed that before a child has turned 15 years old, 12 percent of girls and 4.5 percent of boys reported being sexually abused (ABS, 2005).        In thanks to a document called the C...

March 9, 2018

Broaden, Practice and Extend your Artistic Knowledge

By Karen Elzinga, 31/01/2018Learning and exploring various art processes is like a tree growing fruit, the more nutrients it receives the more growth and better the outcome. When you have a foundation to draw from, your art becomes richer, more in depth and broader in its reach. Regardless of what you learn in the art landscape, it is the process that you are taking from it not the end result. For example if you learn to collage, your learning how to get the paper to stick and look professional ...

January 31, 2018

Intergenerational Trauma in Children

Intergenerational Trauma in Children. By Karen Elzinga 7/01/18 Intergenerational trauma is real, it's reactive, and is responsible for a lot of pain and suffering in modern Australian society within generations of families. Victims suffer the side effects of trauma related from numerous sources, with issues extending to physical manifestations of the mind, body and soul. This document explores the causes of initial trauma, the intergenerational trauma effects past on by parental behaviours and a...

January 7, 2018

Natural Disasters- Trauma in Children -First Responders Tip Sheet

Natural Disasters and Trauma in Children - A first responders Tip sheet By Karen Elzinga 6/01/2018 In the event of relocation, be it flood, cyclone, fire, heatwave, drought, or earth quake, many families face hardships. Through the loss of family or friends, loss of home, loss of community, loss of health and wellbeing and/or loss of livelihood children's lives can be transformed (Well, K). Children are especially susceptible to stress and uncertainty when destabilizing changes occur around them...

January 6, 2018

Educators and Cultural Diversity - An Aboriginal Focus

By Educators and Cultural Diversity- An aboriginal Perspective Karen Elzinga 04/01/2018 Educators who work with diverse cultures need to have cultural sensitivity to whom they are working with, if teaching and bonding with families is to be successful. Education is all about collaboration with students, families and communities. Unfortunately even in the lucky country of Australia, we have a dark past when it comes to cultural tolerance and acceptance. In this document l take a look at Aborigina...

January 6, 2018

How Educators need to interact with Single Parent Families

How Educators need to interact with "SINGLE PARENT" families By Karen Elzinga 6/01/2018   There are numerous reasons for single parent families in modern society. Parent's can be windowed by the death of a partner, divorced through marriage breakdown, unplanned pregnancy, artificial insemination, adoption, and even the event of guardianship when death, illness or abandonment occurs in families, and children are orphaned leaving them to the care of a family member. ...

January 6, 2018

Tip sheet for Educators on Hard to Reach Families

Tip Sheet for Educators of Hard to Reach Families By Karen Elzinga 6/01/2018 Hard to reach families are that way for numerous reasons, it could be suspicion about educational facilities due to their own past experiences with schools, or teachers not being supportive enough, either in their own education or their child's previous early learning centres.  It could be that they have to work for financial reasons and really never wanted their child placed into a centre, and resent the fact that...

January 6, 2018

Ephemeral Art

The art of the short lived, short term, transient, and disappearing. Ephemeral Art is lost quickly, it may last mere seconds before changing or being lost to time, it could be art that can only be photographed once beforeit is gone, or a dessert flower that opens and blooms for an hour before dying.Ephemeral art is fleeting art that is often captured photographically otherwisethere would be no record of it ever existing at all....

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