The IEYC supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development. Its unique process of learning shifts the focus from measuring outcomes to driving children's learning and development. The IEYC is designed to be flexible and work alongside your existing national curriculum while offering the structure required to suit all practitioners.
Our first five IEYC units are now available! The units are based around exciting themes aimed to capture children’s natural curiosity. Additional units are also in development and will be released throughout 2017.
|Does the IEYC link to EYFS?||Yes. We are currently producing a comprehensive document demonstrating how all aspects of EYFS provision are covered completely through IEYC implementation, including the EYFS Early Learning Goals. You can also be assured that developmental age/stage bands (as outlined in ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage),’ are fully supported through the holistic experiences woven into each IEYC unit of learning.|
|Is there a specific age range associated with Phase A and Phase B learning?||
There is no "official" age range connected to Phase A/B experiences; this reflects the non-linear nature of learning and development for children at this age. Phase A outlines learning experiences with the youngest children in mind, whilst Phase B outlines learning experiences that provide more of a challenge.
Some settings find it useful to consider Phase A learning experiences typically suited to 2 and 3 year olds and Phase B learning experiences typically suited to 4 and 5 year olds, but this is only a general reference - you know your children best!
|Can the IEYC be used in settings where children are older than 5 years?||Yes. The IEYC Learning Strands are considered appropriate for the age-range of 2-5 years, however the IEYC can be extended to include older children in settings and countries where early years’ education goes beyond the age of five. The IEYC is a perfect tool for the transition phase between early and formal education.|
|How does the IEYC work in mixed-aged classes?||By design, the IEYC works very well in mixed-age classes because differentiation is already planned for teachers within Phase A and B activities to address children who are at different developmental stages.|
|How long will an IEYC unit last?||Generally, a unit will last 5-6 weeks, but this will really depend on how you choose to implement the IEYC based on your unique setting and whether you decide to incorporate all the suggested elements such as reflective practices and following children’s own interests.|
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