Early Childhood teaching Professional Experiences
Welcome to the Early Childhood Professional Experience website. The University of Sydney has an international reputation for excellence and its early-childhood-education programs equip preservice teachers with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to become outstanding early-childhood teachers, decision makers, ethical leaders and clear and practical thinkers.
The professional-experience component provides a suite of developmentally sequenced practical studies that are integrated with theoretical, evidence-based knowledge within the core teaching-and-learning and early-childhood-education units. Professional experience promotes learning about early-childhood professional contexts, pedagogical settings and practices, and the ways by which families and communities, teachers and other educators and professionals nurture young children’s growth and development.
Professional experience enables early-childhood-teacher-education students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to plan for, facilitate and evaluate learning and care environments for young children. Professional experience is underpinned by three overarching guiding principles that are evidence-based and practice-centred and aligned with the goals and intent of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. These principles are professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement.
For more details about the professional-experience schedule for each program, click on "View" below, beside your course.