Implementing Quality Improvement & Change in the Early Years
- Michael Reed - University of Worcester, UK
- Natalie Canning - The Open University
Early Childhood Education | Staff Development & Professional Learning
For all those working in Early Years improving quality experiences for all young children is a priority. By examining issues surrounding quality improvement, the importance of reflective practice and the attributes required in the workplace to effect change and leadership, this book provides a contemporary view of practice.
Chapters focus on how settings can improve quality experiences for young children and how to implement strategies that lead to quality improvement.
Issues covered include:
- Multi-disciplinary working
- Evaluating impact through reflective practice
- Creativity, digital technologies and play
- Language development
- Safeguarding young children
- Leading practice and leading change
- Working with parents
- Improving the quality of student experience
This text allows students and practitioners to examine and reflect on practices that lead to creative Quality Improvement Strategies (QIS) in Early Years settings.
An up to date and essential resource!
The book updates all current thinking, knowledge and understanding in relation to the fundamentals of establishing quality early years settings. Childminders are included which is useful as some students are childminders by trade. Reflective practice is a big part of the course and links specifically with the unit on quality.
Play, creativity,technology and leading practice are my specialist areas which I teach about within the units for year 1 and 2 but having this book helps students to reflect on aspects of quality within these elements.
I particularly like chapter 11: starting with the student. This is something to consider for the start of Yr1 and as new units of work have been written this book can help with the content and format of these.