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Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

Third Edition


January 2016 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
This accessible core text to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners. It introduces the context of child development, how we can develop an understanding of this development and how early years practitioners can support this in practice. 

This new Third Edition has been updated throughout and brought into line with current policy.  It references the 2014 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the new Early Years Teacher status.  Other updates to this edition include:
  • a new chapter on critiquing the assessment of school readiness - increasingly a topical theme in the Early Years
  • new information and discussion of the differences between the EYFS and the first Key Stage of the National Curriculum 
  • new case studies and enhanced interactive activities.
Introduction  
 
Part 1: Early Childhood Context and Policy
 
Chapter 1: Children and Childhood: A Historical Perspective
 
Chapter 2: The Current Policy Context of Early Years
 
Part 2: Children's Development
 
Chapter 3: Holistic Development
 
Chapter 4: Children's Development
 
Chapter 5: Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
 
Chapter 6: Factors affecting Children's Learning and Development
 
Part 3: Applying Child Development in Practice
 
Chapter 7: Supporting Children's Learning and Development
 
Chapter 8: Observing and Assessing Children's Learning and Development
 
Part 4: Enhancing Practice and Understanding
 
Chapter 9: Reflecting on Children's Learning and Development
 
Chapter 10: Thinking, Questioning and Challenging: A Critical Approach to the Early Years

The third edition brings it in line with current policy...[and] there are numerous case studies throughout the chapters, which help illustrate points made. This will prove to be a useful book for those wanting to hone up on their child development knowledge, for those starting out in their early years career, and for those undertaking professional development.

Neil Henty
Early Years Eductor

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The Current Policy Context of Early Years


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Sally Neaum

Sally Neaum is a lecturer in Early Childhood, and teaches Primary English in initial teacher training. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion. She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy.  More About Author

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