1st Edition

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

ISBN 9780415477291
Published March 27, 2009 by David Fulton Publishers
134 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage complements the six Learning area books in this series by explaining the basis of clear planning and how it links to careful observation and assessment. Useful examples are provided throughout, Planning across the Early Years Foundation Stage will raise awareness of what is needed within early years settings, explain the who, when and whys of observation, assessment and planning, and making useful links to each of the other books in the series.


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. To plan or not to plan  2. Understanding development: planning for learning 1  3. Understanding development: planning for learning 2  4. The Statutory Framework: getting it to work for you  5. Building a planning system  6. Significant moments  7. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile


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Sandra Smidt is a writer and consultant in Early Years education.