Well being in the Early Years

Author: Caroline Bligh
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 190933068X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
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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
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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.

Health and Well being in Early Childhood

Author: Janet Rose
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473947707
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Young Children S Health And Well Being

Author: Underdown, Angela
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219063
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, ePub, 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.

Themes and Debates in Early Childhood

Author: Mary Wild
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446274667
Format: PDF
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Early Childhood is a complex and diverse field. This text is designed to help students understand and engage with current themes in early childhood, supporting the development of critical thinking skills. Key themes such as children's voice, child wellbeing, identities and professional relationships are presented and opened up for the reader through essential theory and selected extracts. Thought provoking activities in all chapters help students to get a deeper understanding of contemporary themes in early childhood, supporting them in assignment writing and in linking theory to practice. About the Early Years Series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websties, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.

Early Childhood Studies

Author: Jenny Willan
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137274026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Set to be the new go-to text for Early Childhood Studies, this comprehensive book provides an essential introduction to the field. Written in a fresh and interesting style, the book covers topics such as early childhood in a global context; historical and contemporary theories of child development; sociologies and representations of childhood; early education, diversity and inclusion; and health and well-being. A section on working with children and adults in early years contexts gives an overview of the many and varied career opportunities in the sector. The final chapters provide a guide to observing children and conducting original research in childcare settings in preparation for an extended study or dissertation. Throughout the book, Jenny Willan makes vital links between theory and practice and helps prepare students for a career working with a diverse community of children, parents and professionals. Each chapter features: Points for further critical reflection, to encourage deeper discussion and test your understanding Real-life examples and engaging case studies to help you apply theory to practice Set assignments, key topics for further discussion, and extensive signposting to further reading and resources. This is a must-read text for students on degree courses in Early Childhood Studies or those specialising in education in Early Years settings, as well as professionals already working in the field.

The New Early Years Foundation Stage

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