1st Edition

Looking at Early Years Education and Care

By Rose Drury, Robin Campbell, Linda Miller Copyright 2000
    192 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

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    First published in 2000. This book will serve as a reader for students on early childhood courses and reflective practitioners working with or for young children in a range of early years settings. It provides an introduction to current research and thinking in early years curriculum, health issues, special educational needs, bilingualism, the role of adults working with young children and the role of parents in young children’s development and learning. It takes account of the new curriculum framework and Foundation Stage for early years, recognising the demands of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies.The contributors’ wide range of backgrounds in early years health and education ensures that the text will meet the needs of students on HNC/D and BA degree courses in Early Childhood Studies and those taking BEd courses for Primary/Early Years teachers.

    Introduction - Looking at early years education and care: towards firmer foundations; Play as a foundation for learning; Aspects of practice in early years settings; Professional roles in early childhood; Children in the family and society; Working in teams in early years settings; Supporting children with communication difficulties; Inclusive education in the early years; Promoting child health; Bilingual children in the pre-school years: different experiences of early learning; Working with parents in early years settings; Talking and listening; Literacy learning at home and at school; Literacy in reception classes; Children growing and changing: the interpersonal world of the growing child; Number in play and everyday life; Exploring our world; Creative expression; Meaningful history with young children.


    Edited by Rose Drury, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate Course, Linda Miller, Principal Lecturer in Early Years Education and Scheme Tutor for undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Studies and Robin Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Primary Education, all at the University of Hertfordshire.