WHAT IS THE HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN, DOCUMENT?
IT IS Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships for those working with young children and families. It is intended to support pedagogy and curriculum/program development in early years programs.
IT IS ORGANIZED around four foundational conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression.
BELONGING refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, the natural world.
WELL-BEING addresses the importance of physical and mental health and wellness.
ENGAGEMENT suggests a state of being involved and focused.
EXPRESSION or communication (to be heard, as well as to listen) may take many different forms.