The two half-day Masterclasses are being led by an inspirational mix of highly-renowned early years experts and are an unrivalled opportunity to hear and learn from the most knowledgeable people in the field.
On Friday 3 February, Professors C Cybele Raver and Clancy Blair from New York University, world leading researchers in child development, will be presenting 'closing the gap three to five: self-regulation', along with Dr Julian Grenier.
They will examine different aspects of children's brains and the path to self-regulation, such as the emergence of executive function and its links to our dispositions and attitudes to learning, and the case for play-based pedagogy in helping develop self-regulation. Professor Raver will also look at self-regulation and the home environment drawing on lessons from the Chicago School Readiness Project.
Dr Grenier will then talk about self-regulation and its implications for best practice in the EYFS.
The Masterclass will run from 9.30-12.30.
Birth to three
On Saturday, Dr Danielle Matthews, Penny Tassoni and Alice Sharp are the highly-acclaimed team leading 'Closing the gap birth to three: language development'.
Dr Matthews will present the latest research findings about language development, language delay and links to socio-economic status, plus a session on contingent talk; Penny Tassoni will look at enriching language and experience across the curriculum; and Alice Sharp will talk about early language and the foundations of literacy.
This Masterclass is from 9.30-12.30 on 4 February.
- To sign up for either of these Masterclasses, visit www.nurseryworldshow.com/london