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    What are the latest professional readings and studies regarding television for little ones? Do you have any links etc to share?

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    I don't have any on my phone sorry, but my point was that switching on a tv at a centre doesn't support the EYLF. Which is the "curriculum" childcare centres have to run by that has been well researched, otherwise it would never have been implemented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    I'm against it as a kindy teacher as it's against everything the "curriculum" is about. I know it would be an easy down time activity but put simply, it doesn't look great for those educators. It makes them seem lazy and obviously not up to date with all the recent professional reading and studies. They should never be too busy to calm children down an interact with them. The children should always come first. Older age groups are easier to play large group games with. Even if it has been raining for a week, they could play musical chairs, freeze etc inside.
    I understand this for school, but at 3, at daycare (where he isn't old enough to be in structured school setting yet) I'm not expecting their day to be driven by curriculum all the time.

    I love that my centres philosophy is to educate and do so with great structured days & programmes but the crux of it for me is, they are a daycare, not school.

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    The eylf is focused on identity, being connected to the world, wellbeing, being engaged in learning and communication. That's what I mean by "curriculum".

    Your centres philosophy is based off the eylf.

    http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.o...framework.html

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    I like that the carers get that 30min or so a week where they can run around after my child while the kids are watching TV. In that time they write up the kids journals, put kids belongings in their bags so I don't have to run around at the end of the day and find missing socks, get invitations and notes ready for parents to collect etc. now that the new curriculum says children over the age of 4 don't need a daytime sleep, I am not sure where the poorly paid carers are expected to find the time to do all of these extra things while also teaching 25 kids for up to 12hrs a day - let alone having a break themselves. As a kid we weren't allowed TV and the only thing that came out of it is that in many social situations I was an outcast because I had no idea what my friends were talking about when they discussed the latest TV show etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    The eylf is focused on identity, being connected to the world, wellbeing, being engaged in learning and communication. That's what I mean by "curriculum".

    Your centres philosophy is based off the eylf.

    http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.o...framework.html
    But they are just kids. Let them be so.

    What about kids that dont attend daycare? Are they disadvantaged in some way? Of course not.

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    The eylf is great in theory. It's up to you, as the educator on how you implement it. It's a guide for children's learning.

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    Down time is rest time. Educators have a lunch break. TV is unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    The eylf is great in theory. It's up to you, as the educator on how you implement it. It's a guide for children's learning.
    I don't think a childcare would pass an inspection if the kids were watching tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    But they are just kids. Let them be so.

    What about kids that dont attend daycare? Are they disadvantaged in some way? Of course not.

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    I'm not saying children u don't attend are disadvantaged or I disagree with kids watching tv. I'm simply saying that tv doesn't really fit in with national frameworks for childcare. If someone is happy for their child to watch tv while in care then that's fine. Obviously it's about what the op is comfortable and happy with. Im just giving my opinion that I wouldn't be ok with it. I agree with your comment about them being kids and letting them be kids. All of the frameworks are about learning through play. As an educator I teach my class through play and engaging with them.

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