Well being in the Early Years

Author: Caroline Bligh
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 190933068X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children to support child development modules on a variety of programmes. The emotional, physical and social well-being of young children is a prime area of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is at the forefront of current policy and debate. This text goes beyond issues of safeguarding to address how the well-being of young children can be affected by a range of circumstances and how well-being is promoted by professionals from a variety of disciplines. It looks at various aspects of well-being in the young child from a number of perspectives, and examines key issues such as special and additional needs, poverty and deprivation, abuse, race, ethnicity and culture.

Early Years Policy and Practice

Author: Pat Tomlinson
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909330647
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A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand early years’ policy and practice. It provides a succinct insight into key elements of the national and international political, economic and social agendas that influence and affect young children’s lives, and the impact of these on early years’ professional practice and provision. It provides a critical examination of policy development and its application within an historical and international context.

Critical Approaches to Care

Author: Chrissie Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136280936
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What does ‘care’ mean in contemporary society? How are caring relationships practised in different contexts? What resources do individuals and collectives draw upon in order to care for, care with and care about themselves and others? How do such relationships and practices relate to broader social processes? Care shapes people’s everyday lives and relationships and caring relations and practices influence the economies of different societies. This interdisciplinary book takes a nuanced and context-sensitive approach to exploring caring relationships, identities and practices within and across a variety of cultural, familial, geographical and institutional arenas. Grounded in rich empirical research and discussing key theoretical, policy and practice debates, it provides important, yet often neglected, international and cross-cultural perspectives. It is divided into four sections covering: caring within educational institutions; caring amongst communities and networks; caring and families; and caring across the life-course. Contributing to broader theoretical, philosophical and moral debates associated with the ethics of care, citizenship, justice, relationality and entanglements of power, Critical Approaches to Care is an important work for students and academics studying caring and care work in the fields of health and social care, sociology, social policy, anthropology, education, human geography and politics.

International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development

Author: Verity Campbell-Barr
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682802
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This up to date text is suitable for students on all early years and early childhood courses as well as interested practitioners. It looks at the current structure of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce in different countries, each of which represents a distinct philosophical tradition, tracing what has shaped this structure and examining how politics and policy have moulded the workforce over time. Each chapter analyses historical, philosophical and political developments in the respective country and looks at key theorists, the concepts of childhood that have shaped the workforce and the pedagogical approach. The unique aspects of each country are highlighted along with a consideration of what the future might hold for the workforce. Students and practitioners will achieve a more critical understanding of current practice and the beliefs which underpin particular pedagogical approaches while being encouraged to question their own values and practice.

Young Children S Health And Well Being

Author: Underdown, Angela
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Looks at the social, environmental, and economic influences at work today in determining the health and well-being of the world's children.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446203476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Organized around 14 chapters, Section One looks at policy, pedagogy and key issues in practice surrounding the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and Section Two looks at the areas of learning and development in EYFS. Ways to plan, implement, observe and evaluate activities for young children from Birth to 5 are discussed, a range of theoretical perspectives is built upon and different ways of delivering the EYFS are explored. By combining sound theoretical underpinning with practical case studies, this book offers a critical approach to the implementation of EYFS. It takes its inspiration and examples of best practice from projects based in a range of early years settings, and considers the role of the practitioner and the holistic development of the child.

Health and Well being in Early Childhood

Author: Janet Rose
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473947707
Format: PDF
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The health and well-being of children is integral to learning and development but what does it actually mean in practice? This textbook draws on contemporary research on the brain and mind to provide an up-to-date overview of the central aspects of young children’s health and well-being – a key component of the revised EYFS curriculum. Critically engaging with a range of current debates, coverage includes early influences, such as relationships, attachment (attachment theory) and nutrition the role of the brain in health and well-being the enabling environment other issues affecting child development To support students with further reading, reflective and critical thinking it employs: case studies pointers for practice mindful moments discussion questions references to extra readings web links This current, critical and comprehensive course text will provide a solid foundation for students and practitioners on a wide range of early childhood courses, and empower them to support and nurture young children’s health and well-being.

The New Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Pat Beckley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246990
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, raising contemporary issues.

Child Youth and Family Health Strengthening Communities

Author: Margaret Barnes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581551
Format: PDF, Docs
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A fresh new e-book edition, focusing on the importance of collaboration between healthcare professionals and the community. The second e-book edition of Child, Youth and Family Health builds its focus on the importance of a collaborative partnership between healthcare professionals and members of the community. This approach is vital in supporting, maintaining and strengthening individual and community health across a range of contexts and life stages. Child, Youth and Family Health 2e e-book begins by discussing issues and challenges in child, youth and family health, before addressing contexts for nursing and midwifery, all of which helps readers apply theory to practice. This community healthcare textbook offers additional insight into the importance of the healthcare professional’s role when working with children, young people and their families, and looks at practical approaches such as program development, supporting family transitions and mental health promotion. There are three new chapters: ‘Communication with children, young people and families – a family strengths-based approach’, ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’ and 'Health promotion through early childhood' along with a range of clinical scenarios, research highlights, practice highlights and critical questions and reflections. Written by authors who are nurses, midwives, early childhood educators and academics, along with a respected team of contributors and editors, Child, Youth and Family Health 2e provides an engaging perspective on the fundamental challenges and issues affecting the health and wellness of infants, children, young people and their families in Australia and New Zealand. Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice. Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice. Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand. Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter. Critical questions and reflection feature at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials. Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs. Extensive references provide for further reading and research. Chapter 5 ‘Communication with children, young people and families’ completely revised with a ‘family strengths’ approach. New Chapter 8 'Health promotion through early childhood'. New Chapter 9 ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’. Completely revised and updated with current statistics and data. Inclusion of contemporary public health policy. Inclusion of contemporary legislative and regulatory frameworks for health professionals.

Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention

Author: Jack P. Shonkoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521585736
Format: PDF, Docs
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This 2000 book provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field by an outstanding group of contributing authors.