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Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Third Edition


October 2009 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the Second Edition:

"Marion Dowling's comprehensive and insightful book shows exactly why personal, social and emotional development must be at the heart of any early years curriculum ... it will prove an invaluable guide for practitioners and providers striving to put children's needs at the centre of their work." - Liz Roberts, Editor of Nursery World Magazine

"This author has updated and revised what was already an informative and useful book. A wide range of practitioners will find support here to understand and create good practice for children in PSED. A valuable book that will certainly go on my reading list." - Nursery World

With the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage, young children's personal, social, and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. This fully revised Third Edition of Marion Dowling's best selling book has been updated and expanded to include:

  • Personal, social, and emotional development in children 0-6 years
  • An update on recent and current national developments which impact on young children's personal development
  • Comprehensive references to the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Links to Early Years Professional Standards
  • Research on brain development and links to young children's well-being and learning
  • Aspects of work with children from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Multi-agency working, including Children Centers, extended schools and communities

Easy-to-read and including new case studies and exercises, this book is essential for students and practitioners.

 
The Seeds of Confidence
 
Living and Learning with Others
 
Becoming Independent
 
Emotional Well-Being
 
Dispositions for Learning
 
Young Children's Behaviour
 
Young Children's Spirituality
 
Living in the Wider World
 
Outdoors: A Haven for Personal Growth
 
Working with Families to Support Young Children's Personal Growth
 
Being alongside the Child

'As in the first edition of this important book, Marion Dowling takes up all the main issues confronting those who work with young children in a wide variety of settings. The explanations, case studies and suggestions provide an invaluable resource for all of us who aim to build solid foundations right from the start' - from the foreword by Lillian Katz, Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, USA


'Those who know the quality of Marion Dowling's work will not be disappointed ... As always her deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of very young children shines through her work' - Lesley Staggs, National Director, Foundation Stage, Primary National Strategy


'[This book] should be essential reading for students studying for early years qualifications...The author brings a wealth of experience in the world of early years to her writing, combining this with a wisdom and understanding of what really matters for young children. The text is thoroughly researched and referenced but the author's writing style is very readable and engaging' - Early Years Update


A clear and engaging look at Personal, Social and Emotional Development. This book encourages personal reflection by students and practitioners on this powerful subject.

Ms Ruth Hunt
Cass School of Education, Univ. of East London
July 2, 2014

This is an excellent book that outlines some aspects of child's development. It also offers some case studies with comments that allow students to rethink and reflect on their practice in EY sector.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
July 1, 2014

very useful for our module on Childhood health and well being. It covers many aspects of health and is good for supporting our report on health promotions in our settings.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
May 17, 2014

It's an insightful book that will help my students understand more why emotional and social development is so important. It will also remind students that children need to be at the center of everything they as practitioners will do.

Miss Amy Smith
Early Years and Child care, Wakefield College
March 26, 2014

Excellent book which covers in depth, in an easy format, the essentials for PSE. Case studies are helpful too

Mrs Clare Hutton
Early Childhood Studies, Croydon College
March 25, 2014

Very comprehensive and insightful. I found Chapter 4's exploration of emotional wellbeing very useful. Used in both BA and MA classes.

Mr Warren Smith
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
October 10, 2013

informative and interesting

Mrs MINE TANA
HESC Office, Barnet College
September 9, 2013

Loved this book, fabulous Chapter on working with families to support young childrens personal growth.

Mrs Hayley Roberts
care, Wakefield College
June 28, 2013

Good list of contents, informative and useful. Good research links to cultural diversity, with good case studies and tasks.

Mrs LYNN DUTTON
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, Warrington Collegiate
June 28, 2013

New to the 3rd edition:

  • Coverage of personal, social and emotional development in children 0-6 years
  • An update on recent and current national developments
  • Comprehensive references to the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Links to Early Years Professional Standards
  • Research on brain development and links to young children's well-being and learning
  • Aspects of work with children from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Coverage of multi-agency working

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two


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Marion Dowling

Marion Dowling was involved in the pre-school playgroup movement, taught in London and was headteacher of a state nursery school. She was an educational adviser in two local authorities, a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, and has been involved in a number of government working parties on early years.  She now works as a trainer and consultant in the UK and overseas.Marion is an experienced author and is vice president of Early Education, a national charity.  More About Author

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