Celebrating the spirit and need for increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book addresses the emergence of a new type of early years professional. It will support the reader in understanding the background and context to the current situation of change and excitement as well as help them reflect on the challenges and possibilities of future Early Years and interagency working. It covers key issues such as:
- families, children and culture
- health and well-being
- safeguarding children
- leadership and management.
Adopting an analytical and reflective style appropriate for degree-level study, this book is a core reader for all Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses.
Table of Contents
Early Childhood Provision. Interagency Working. Families, Children and Culture. Child Development and Psychology. Children's Learning. Birth to Three Matters. Play and Creativity. Health and Well-Being. Safeguarding Children. Inclusion and Special Needs. Leadership and Management. International Perspectives. Research and Reflection in the Early Years
'The multidisciplinary approach that the authors provide brings together in one place a range of thought-provoking information which will be enormously useful for anyone - student or experienced practitioner - keen to grasp the 'big picture'. - Early Years Update