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Respectful People, Places and Things in an Early Childhood Setting, by Toni Christie

About this event

The always inspirational, Toni Christie, talks about how to set up a respectful environment in your early learning practice. She wrote her thesis on respect, and covered the subject in this article.

According to Toni, respect is the most significant aspect of care and education with infants and toddlers in centre-based care. Defined as ‘treating with consideration’, respect was the over-arching feature underpinning the values and actions of teachers in her 2010 research project in a New Zealand child care centre.

The overall aim of the study was to explore these practices for the benefit of other practitioners wanting to emulate a similar environment. She will share those findings in this webinar:

  • How do people show respect for children?
  • What kind of play spaces are respectful spaces for children?
  • What are the things available to children within the environment and how do they demonstrate respect for the child and the environment?

The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki, refers to “people, places and things” as the learning context for young children. This FREE webinar will inspire learning and thinking respectfully for children.

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If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Note also that registrants who attend the entirety of the live webinar will receive an Attendance Certificate. And we will be awarding online gift certificate door prizes at the end of the webinar.

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About your host

Toni Christie is the Director of Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a Master's degree in Education and her research interests include infants and toddlers, environment design, nature education and leadership. Toni enjoys her many roles as Director, author, keynote speaker, editor, marriage celebrant, musician, wife and mother.​

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  • Guest speaker
    Toni Christie Director, Author, Speaker @ Childspace

    Toni is the Director of Childspace Early Childhood Institute, and holds a Masters degree in Education. She oversees the professional development programmes, personnel, and edits The Space magazine. She speaks all over the world, and still finds time to run 4 early learning centers.

  • Team member
    Educa Moderator Educa

    Educa is a documentation and sharing platform using Learning Stories for authentic assessment. It serves early childhood educators primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.


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