This is a practical, accessible guide to early years practice. The author examines current theories about how children learn best and focuses on how we can support and extend the learning of young children. This fully revised edition discusses Birth to Three Matters, the new Childcare Bill and the development of children's centres, and has additional focus on the Foundation Stage Profile
Packed full with case studies, the book offers:
Essential reading for students on Early Years courses, this book is also invaluable for practitioners, who can use this text as the starting point for developing their own methods within the frameworks of statutory documents relating to Early Years education.
'There is much useful information in this book and the practical examples and anecdotes are particularly effective.' - Early Years Update
1. Understanding How Young Children Learn Best 2. How to Support and Extend the Learning of Young Children 3. The New Childcare Bill 4. Introduction to the Curriculum Guidance to the Foundation Stage 5. Living and Communicating in a Social World 6. Understanding and Explaining the Physical World 7. Exploring the World and Expressing Ideas 8. Ensuring Equality of Access and Opportunity 9. Documenting What Children Do 10. Partnerships with Parents