Building and managing interpersonal relationships


This module will support learners to work effectively with children, parents, families and colleagues within a transformational framework. It will consider communications, self-awareness, democratic parctice and how relationships are built and developed. Exploring various models of national and international practice in building collaborative relationships and intergration of delivery to improve outcomes with children, families and communities. The module will support learners to priortise relationships over direct instruction and teaching as the cornerstone of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Early Childhood Education and Care policies and practice in building relationship between children, families and staff.

  2. Define the role of the practitioner in drawing upon theoretical concepts for working with parents and community in supporting children's well-being, learning and development.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of social, economic, political and cultural contexts of families and the impact these might have on children's lives.

  4. Identify the role of Early Childhood Educational and Care services and related professionals in supporting children and parents.

  5. Compare and contrast concepts national and international models of integrated services that support effective partnerships and outcomes for children and families.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessity for building responsive, reciprocal relationships with children from birth to six years of age.

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