Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction (Paperback)
  • Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction (Paperback)

Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 19/03/2013
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′The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.′ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years.

Sections cover:

- Child development (including recent research into cognitive development of babies)

- The child in the socio-cultural context

- International educational approaches

- The developing professional.

Learning Features:

- Key learning points identify at a glance what each chapter will cover

- Case studies help you link theory to practice

- Reflective activities help you reflect on how to apply ideas to practice

- Further reading directs you to additional resources to deepen your understanding.

Illustrated with examples of practice from a range of settings, this accessible text is essential reading for all those studying on Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Education and Care courses.

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Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446207123
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 mm


′Each section has its own introduction and can stand alone - indeed the chapters, although they are clearly interconnected, can be accessed individually. This makes this an ideal book to dip in to when researching a particular aspect of early years practice′ - Early Years Update, Early Years Update

The text promotes knowledge and understanding of education and care for early years specialists, primary teachers and childhood practitioners. It offers a variety of strategies and approaches to enhance professional development. This book is well written, accessible and engages the reader throughout. It is a valuable learning and reference tool which will appeal to a wide audience who seek insight into early years. - Brenda Dunn and Jill Shimi, Scottish Educational Review

This book is an invaluable resource for all students in the field of early childhood studies who envisage a career as professionals in the field as it introduces a number of concepts of early childhood education and care that can benefit enormously the professional practitioner in recognising today’s issues of their practice and support children and families in a broader socio-cultural context. - Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou

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