Reflective Practices

Brief description:

Reflective practice is the cycle of ongoing learning that occurs when early childhood professionals take the time to stop, think, challenge, and change their practices in order to incorporate new understandings and advance children’s learning and development. Reflection in action and reflection after the event achieves the best outcomes for children. To provide high-quality, effective services for children and families, there must be a commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and reflective practice in environments that are respectful and responsive to children, families, and professionals ICDI has developed a method to support reflective practice in ECD services (formal and nonformal) through group reflection meeting around agreed dimensions of quality. This is called ECD QUAT (Quality Assessment Tool). It can be adapted to different contexts and services, also through participatory processes.

Duration: Training can be delivered online or in person. We suggest 0.5-day training for online delivery (adapted version) and 1.5- or 2-day training for in-person delivery.

Training topics include:

  • What is Reflective Practice in ECD
  • The Importance of Reflective Practice in ECD
  • Improving your M&E activities through the QUAT

For: Local and international NGOs, ECD institutions, practitioners, community workers, and volunteers. Local policymakers (municipalities) and local organisations linked to ECD and inclusive education.