Cultivating Authentic Relationships and Connection (The Beginning)
Creating a sense of belonging to a place, a community, and a group is an important part of How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. Helping to connect children to each other, adults and the world around them becomes a way of curriculum design and pedagogy in a meaningful program.
Connecting and social emotional learning along with inclusive environments help support children to participate and collaborate in authentic ways that matter to them. Being attuned, listening actively, recognizing individuality, and supporting children as they initiate and collaborate with other children are all pedagogical approaches that create quality in relationships.
What are our barriers, challenges and windows through to a more reflective way of developing our relationships? Join us as we dialogue and offer each other ideas on how these ways of being can be supported.
Supports the Foundation of Belonging, Well-Being and Engagement
CECE Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice July 2017: Standard 1: Responsive Relationships