Early Childhood Education and Care
- Sheila Nutkins - University of Aberdeen, UK
- Catriona McDonald - University of Aberdeen, UK
- Mary Stephen - University of Aberdeen, UK
Child Development | Early Childhood Education | How Children Learn
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.
- Child development (including recent research into cognitive development of babies)
- The child in the socio-cultural context
- International educational approaches
- The developing professional.
- 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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'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'
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.
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.
This book gives higher level students some new approaches to supporting early childhood. Good links to theory and international approaches, as well as supporting the developing practitioner.
A comprehensive and accessible text that makes an excellent guide for students studying Early Childhood. A key feature is the Reflective Activities and Case Studies included which offer opportunities to support learning and understanding.
This text gives a modern view of childhood including highlighting the issues parents and children may have and considerations practitioners will need to undertake in their everyday work. It is particularly good to note how practice and policy from other countries has been discussed, enabling students to make comparisons with their own practice and experience.
A useful introductory text
Valuable core text for the FdA, part of indicative reading for Growth and Development module, The Curriculum module and Sociological Perspectives in childhood.
A good, all round book, useful for our BEd students in their second year stage of the course.
I used this book to help me with the structure of the course and my preparation as a tutor
I signposted some students to this to enable further reading around a topic
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample chapter - Development from Conception to 3: New Understanding