Best Practice in the Early Years

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441177353
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807752320
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Popular author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. This resource includes a self-assessment tool to assist you in examining your practices and those of your school.

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years

Author: Chip Donohue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317931092
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Co-Publication of Routledge and NAEYC Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators, professional development providers, and early childhood educators in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education settings a thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years puts educators right at the intersections of child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood teaching practices, children’s media research, teacher education, and professional development practices. The book is based on current research, promising programs and practices, and a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children’s Digital Media. Pedagogical principles, classroom practices, and teaching strategies are presented in a practical, straightforward way informed by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and research on effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology in early childhood settings. A companion website (http://teccenter.erikson.edu/tech-in-the-early-years/) provides additional resources and links to further illustrate principles and best practices for teaching and learning in the digital age.

Good Practice in Nursery Management

Author: Elizabeth Sadek
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748775484
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Updated to account for computerized administration systems. Provides suggestions for Continuing Professional Development of staff and managers. Provides up-to-date case studies and examples, which focus on key topics and help apply theory to practice. The new CD-ROM contains over 60 fully editable sample documents to help nursery managers develop practical and reliable systems for their workplace and can be easily adapted to fit individual requirements. The CD-ROM also provides sample job descriptions, contracts and documents covering all aspects of nursery policy.

Child Care and Early Education

Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861527226
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Child Care and Early Education has been written as a course companion to all major level 3 childcare qualifications including the CACHE Diploma in Early Years Care and Education, S/NVQ Early Years Care and Education and BTEC National in Early Years. Written from a more practical angle than existing childcare texts, Child Care and Early Education successfully covers the theory associated with all aspects of care and education for the under eights. Suitable for use as a course textbook with a supervisor, college tutor or NVQ assessor, Child Care and Early Education will also be valuable for practitioners who want to extend their own practice. It offers advice on building your own portfolio, learning to use resources and continued professional development. Written in an accessible and lively style, Child Care and Early Education is up to date on current childcare practice. It offers support, information and practical suggestions for practitioners in all types of early years and out of school care settings and also for readers working in a family home as nannies and childminders. Highly successful and established author Jennie Lindon offers different perspectives on some challenging issues often omitted from childcare texts.

Good Practice in the Early Years

Author: Janet Kay
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826490042
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An accessible comprehensive guide to good practice in the early years for all early years and childcare students and practitioners.

Theories of Practice

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542970
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A strong comprehension of early childhood theory is fundamental to early childhood educators' abilities to make informed decisions about the ways they support children's development and learning. In this book, Carol Garhart Mooney writes about the important task early childhood educators have to understand the foundational theories behind their daily practices. When this is accomplished, they are better able to refine their practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do their best work with children. To this end, Garhart Mooney advocates that everyone working in early childhood—caregivers, educators, consultants, administrators—should hold degrees in early childhood. With a focus on the value that comes when early childhood educators have strong theoretical knowledge and are able to articulate why they do something for children, Theories of Practice is a call to everyone in the field to raise the standards of early childhood education. Garhart Mooney emphasizes that early childhood educators can work more confidently and effectively with children when they understand the link between best practices and the research behind them. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood professional for more than forty years and is currently the executive director at Holy Cross Early Childhood Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in early childhood education. She has completed coursework for a doctorate in sociology of the family.

Performance Management in Early Years Settings

Author: Debbie Garvey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505072
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this accessible and informative step-by-step guide, early years consultant Debbie Garvey provides leaders and managers with best practice tips and advice for developing their performance management skills in early years settings. Drawing on current research and the author's wealth of experience in the field, each chapter sets out effective performance management techniques that leaders can apply to their workplaces, on topics such as staff development, recruitment, appraisals, conflict management, feedback and evaluation, mentoring and coaching and health and wellbeing. Grounded in an understanding of neuroscience and brain development, this practical book provides advice on how to ensure a safe and motivational environment for both children and staff to develop, whatever their needs. Designed to support new and existing managers, the book includes reflective exercises, key theories and case studies to enable leaders to develop a style suited to their team and setting, ensuring children are given the best possible support during their first and most crucial development stage.

Reflective Practice and Early Years Professionalism 3rd Edition Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471866122
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie Lindon Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes. · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role. · Ensures the latest thinking and research is covered in full.

The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Grant

Author: John A. Sutterby
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242806
Format: PDF
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Focuses on the implementation of professional development for early childhood educators, describing a number of models for improving early childhood care. This title provides future developers of professional development with a road map for what works and what might not be as effective.