Appropriate Environments for Children under Three

By Helen Bradford

© 2012 – Routledge

104 pages

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About the Book

The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories together with practical examples to show how such theories translate into good working practice.

It is widely known that babies and infants will flourish in an environment that supports and promotes their learning and development. But what constitutes an appropriate environment for children under three?

Drawing on recent research, this book explores the concept of an appropriate environment, both within and beyond the early years setting. It sets this within the context of child development and practically demonstrates how a high quality environment can be created for babies and children under three that supports their learning and development.

Features include:

  • clear explanation of relevant theories
  • case studies and examples of good practice
  • focus points for readers
  • questions for reflective practice

Providing a wealth of practical ideas and activities, this handy text provides detailed guidance on how to develop an appropriate indoor and outdoor environment for babies and children under three to help practitioners ensure effective outcomes for the youngest children in their care.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Setting the Scene: What is an Appropriate Environment?

Chapter 2 The Developing Child

Chapter 3 The Policy Context

Chapter 4 Developing Inclusive Practice

Chapter 5 Creating an Appropriate Environment: Towards a Review of Practice

Chapter 6 Drawing the Threads Together

References

About the Author

Helen Bradford is an Early Years Tutor on the Early Years and Primary PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Her previous publications include: Communication, Language and Literacy (Fulton, 2008), Bears (Fulton, 2006), Woodland Creatures (Fulton, 2005) and Ourselves (Fulton, 2005).

About the Series

Supporting Children from Birth to Three

The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories together with practical examples to show how such theories translate into good working practice.

Each title in this series includes the following features:

  • clear explanation of relevant theories
  • case studies and examples of good practice
  • focus points for readers
  • questions for reflective practice

Collectively, the series provides practical ideas and activities to help practitioners to develop appropriate indoor and outdoor environments, to appreciate the importance of the planning cycle and to gain a better understanding of all aspects of babies and infants’ well-being.

 

Titles in this series include:

Appropriate Environements for Children under Three

Helen Bradford

Planning and Observation with Children under Three

Helen Bradford

The Wellbeing of Children under Three

Helen Bradford

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General