Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Sue Allingham
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241507
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This title looks at how to support young children during the many transitions they go through in their early education. This book includes how to: support transitions between the home, childminders, pre-schools, reception classes and Key Stage One, manage stress-free transitions and effective communication.

Tools for Transition in Early Childhood

Author: Beth S. Rous
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667359
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Case examples and sample forms in each chapter make the strategies easy to implement, and sample letters and more than 2 dozen photocopiable forms ensure that every phase of the planning process is easier. An essential guidebook for program directors, administrators, and all of their staff members, this book will help programs coordinate their services and plan successful transitions that support young children's school readiness."--BOOK JACKET.

Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years

Author: Anne Rodgers
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241485
Format: PDF, Docs
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This guide outlines best practice and key research findings on how to create a truly inclusive setting, covering all aspects of equality and diversity. The book contains advice on: supporting children with special educational needs and providing for children with English as an additional language.

The Early Years Teacher s Book

Author: Leonie Abrahamson
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526450798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a clear, comprehensive, systematic and practical guide to achieving Early Years Teacher Status and meeting the EYT Standards and requirements.

Mathematics in Early Years Education

Author: Ann Montague-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351745115
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fourth edition of the bestselling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it provides a wide range of practical activities and guidance on how to support young children’s mathematical development. There is also guidance on managing the transition to KS1 and a strong emphasis throughout on creating home links and working in partnership with parents. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics and what they are capable of learning how technology can support maths teaching maths phobia and the impact society has on maths teaching material on sorting, matching and handling data the importance of educating about finance in today’s world ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees, as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any early years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.

Informing Transitions In The Early Years

Author: Dunlop, Aline-Wendy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335220137
Format: PDF
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This book aims to bring attention to children’s experiences of personal and curricular transitions in early childhood from entry to group-settings outside home to joining playgroup or nursery school and on into the early years of formal education.

Supporting Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Liz Brooker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236375
Format: PDF
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"The text is wide-ranging and discusses different approaches and examples of good practice in supporting transition, from around the world. ... Supporting Transitions in the Early Years gives early years practitioners a real insight into the theory that should underpin high quality everyday practice for everyone engaging with young children." Early Years Update Supporting Transitions in the Early Years explores the whole range of early childhood transitions, rather than simply looking at starting school or pre-school. It helps parents, practitioners, policy-makers and Early Years students at every level, to understand and support the successive transitions made by young children from birth to five. Starting from a discussion of the rapid pace of change in current societies, and children's need to acquire flexibility and resilience in adapting to change, it offers examples of transitions such as: Babies and toddlers moving into under-3s care Pre-schoolers moving into school Reception children moving into formal learning classrooms Support for the transitions of children with English as an additional language or special needs At each stage, individual case studies are discussed in relation to relevant theories of development and learning, and contemporary perspectives on children's well-being and children's rights. The international case studies offer clear examples of the ways that adults in high-quality settings can work together with parents to strengthen children's positive dispositions. The book highlights key qualities - resilience, resourcefulness and reciprocity - which adults should seek to foster in children, to facilitate their current transitions and prepare them for a future of change. The author also underlines the importance of listening to children from birth onwards, if we are to offer the kind of caring and educative environments that will best support their well-being.

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Susanne Garvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351397915
Format: PDF
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The first volume in this Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The intention is to provide a description for the policy and provision for young children and their families in each of the unique contemporary contexts. The selection of countries includes every continent in the world to provide variety across cultures, socio-economic status, location, population and other unique factors. Some chapters also share the development and history of early childhood in their country, including economic and political transitions that lead to changes in early childhood provision and policy. The book provides essential takeaways for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood education within an international perspective.

The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

Author: Lyn Trodd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317680723
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.