Designed for students on Early Years Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood courses, Early Years professionals and Teaching Assistants, this engaging text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of early childhood.
Written and edited by experts in the field, the book clearly explains theory through illustrations of good practice, with case studies, reflective exercises and suggestions for further reading. Additional case studies and reflective questions for student or lecturer's use can be found on the SAGE website.
Each chapter has been revised with an emphasis on encouraging reflective practice and there are new chapters on:
- personal, social, and emotional development
- health and safeguarding children
This brand new edition has also been updated in light of the new Early Years Foundation Stage, and addresses the needs of students working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Professor Tina Bruce CBE is an Honorary Visiting Professor in Early Childhood at the University of Roehampton.
PART ONE: YOU AND YOUR LEARNING Managing Yourself and Your Learning - Sally Jaeckle E-Learning: Using ICT to Support Your Professional Development and Children's Learning - Maureen Brookson, Ruth Pimentel and Paul Parslow-WilliamsDoing Practitioner Research - Guy Robert-HolmesPART TWO: WORKING WITH CHILDREN Meeting Individual Needs - Vicky Hutchin Theory, Practice and Context - Tina Bruce The Learning Environment: Creating a Learning Environment indoors and outdoors - Marion Dowling Practical Projects: Birth to Five Years - Jenny Spratt PART THREE: UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT Introducing Child Development - Tony Bertram and Chris Pascal Birth to Three - Ann Langston and Lesley AbbottUnderstanding Symbolic Development - Tina Bruce and Adam Ockelford PART FOUR: THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE Supporting Children's Development and Learning - Helen Moylett Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Peter Elfer and Julian GrenierCommunication, Language and Literacy - Marian Whitehead with Sian ThompsonChildren's Mathematical Development - Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington Knowledge and Understanding of the World - Katrina Foley Physical Development - Penny Greenland Creative Development - Tina Bruce Diversity and Inclusion: Inclusion and Diversity - Kate Wall (Diversity and Inclusion) and Tina Hyder and Julie Jennings (Inclusion and Diversity)PART FIVE: KEY STAGE 1 Supporting Children's Development and Learning - Kathy Goouch Continuing the Learning Journey: Practical Projects in Year 1 - Tina Bruce Key Stage 1 Mathematics - Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington Science at Key Stage 1 - Jane JohnstonKey Stage 1 Literacy - Marian Whitehead with Sian Thompson PART SIX: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Working as a Teaching Assistant - Maureen Brookson The Early Years Professional Status - Maureen BrooksonPlaywork - Wendy Russell Every Child Matters - Sue Owen Promoting Child Health and Safeguarding Children - Carolyn MeggittPART SEVEN: LEADING AND MANAGING Leading and Managing Others - Lesley Benson Managing in Context - Jenny Spratt and Karen HingstonDeveloping and Managing the Professional Role - Janet Moyles and Sian Adams