The authors draw on their extensive early years experience to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues in the field of early childhood care and education. In this fully updated and revised new edition, rewritten to include the new Early Years Foundation Stage, students will find that this text now meets the needs of students on Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Degrees and the new Early Years Professional qualification.
Topics covered in this essential textbook include:
Readers of this second edition will also find the expansion of existing chapters in order to include topics such as inclusion, transitions, child protection in relation to the internet and partnerships with parents. The book covers the whole age range from birth to eight years with a special section on the birth to three years age group. Each chapter is fully referenced and has case studies or reflective practice boxes within the text.
Informative and engaging, the book challenges the reader to think about how underlying theory may be reflected in practice. It will be essential reading for all students who are studying for early childhood qualifications at levels four, five and six.
Introduction 1. Principles and Values of Effective Practice 2. Children’s Rights 3. How Children Learn 4. Language and Language Development 5. Working with the Under 3s 6. Feelings and Relationships 7. Working in Partnership with Parents 8. Play 9. Management and Leadership Issues in the Early Years 10. Early Years Education 11. The Primary Curriculum at KS1