Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood
Learn what phonics is and how to teach it in the early years
Who is the course for?
This is a general, introductory course aimed at anyone supporting children to prepare for school, including parents, educators and workers in early childhood education and care (ECEC), centre directors, early primary school teachers, and education leaders.
For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
Know the content and how to teach it
Engage in professional learning
6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Engage professionally with colleagues
For Australian educators in before-school settings, this course aligns with the following National Quality Standard (NQS):
Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice
Element 1.2.1 Intentional teaching: educators are deliberate, purposeful, and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.
Element 1.2.2 Response teaching and scaffolding: Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback.
What topics will you cover?
What is code-related literacy?
What is phonics?
Why is phonics important in early childhood settings?
What are some evidence-based strategies for teaching phonics?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe code-related literacy, including phonics, phonemic awareness and phonological awareness
Explain why teaching and learning code-related literacy is important
Identify an appropriate strategy for teaching code-related literacy in early childhood settings