Demonstrate Knowledge Of Legislation And Official Guidance In The Area: Inequalities In Early Childhood Setting Essay, UCD, Ireland

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and official guidance in the area of equalities and special educational needs and identify how these relate to ethical practice in early childhood.

This Learning Outcome requires you to demonstrate your knowledge of legislation and guidance in these areas and to link them to best practice in early years settings.

  1. Describe and analyse the ways in which inequalities may impact on babies, young children, families and staff within the early years setting.

This learning outcome requires you to discuss the impact of inequality and discrimination on children, family and staff within the setting. This will include the impact of bias and discrimination on identity development. How are children’s multiple identities nurtured? how is identity and belonging fostered in your setting for children, families and staff? Is there an anti-discriminatory and anti-bias approach? Do adults reflect on their own biases? Reflect on how challenging inequalities is linked to quality provision?

  1. Examine and evaluate their own practice in addressing inequalities and ensuring access to the full curriculum for all children.

To meet this outcome you must reflect on how your practice in early years setting and that of others ensures full access to curriculum. Are there relevant meaningful experiences based on the child’s culture, home life, community, unique interests, strengths, needs and development. Reflect on this in light of your chosen areas of discussion. Is a listening culture fostered in the setting, why is it important to do so? Discuss the concept of contextually appropriate practice.

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