Follow some of the outside links that you have not yet explored. Where do they lead?
Many of the links that I have not explored yet lead to information about different subject areas and the importance of them within the early childhood association in Britain. One in particular (http://www.earlyeducation.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Making%20a%20noise%20for%20music%20%286%29.pdf ) focused on the importance of music in the program and how to include/use it. Another one(http://www.earlyeducation.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Young%20children%20and%20technology%20%2813%29.pdf ) discusses the technology age that our children are growing up in and how it can be used to benefit them educationally. Many of the other articles were about current issues in early childhood such as helping children with their behavior and playing and learning.
Thoroughly search one area of the site. What do you find?
I thought I would check out some of the information on the training and professional development of early childhood educators in the UK. They have a section of their website dedicated to it. Early Education supports the training and professional development of early childhood practitioners working in integrated children’s centers and across maintained, private, voluntary, independent and home-based early childhood education settings through its Associates programme. Early Education Associates are all established leading early childhood education specialists, who support both strategically and practically, the training, professional development and mentoring needs of multi-professional teams to work with the parents, families and friends who support each child to learn effectively (BAECE, n.d).
Does the website or the e-newsletter contain any information that adds to your understanding of equity and excellence in early care and education?
I was unable to find any information about Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability as I navigated the website.
What other new insights about issues and trends in the early childhood field did you gain this week from exploring the website and/or the e-newsletter?
Early Education is currently supported by the Department for Education 2011-2013 Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Grants programme. As a part of this funded work, Early Education was commissioned to produce Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage, new non-statutory guidance that supports all those working in early childhood education settings to implement the statutory requirements of the EYFS Framework 2012 (BAECE, n.d). You can read more about the ways that this framework expresses importance of development and how it is all connected here in this download: http://early-education.org.uk/sites/default/files/Development%20Matters%20FINAL%20PRINT%20AMENDED.pdf