Teaching in the Early Grades

Early childhood curriculum a childs connection to the world

Early childhood curriculum : a child's connection to the world

by Hilda L Jackman; Nancy H Beaver; Susan Skinner Wyatt

 callnumbericon LB 1139.4 J33 2015      ED-61751

Edition: 6th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, [2015]

Summary:     The book focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This book helps users learn to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play.

Early years for levels 4 5 and the foundation degree

Early years for levels 4 & 5 and the foundation degree

by Francisca Veale

callnumbericon HQ 778.7 G7 E27 2013       ED-61752

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Hodder Education, [2013]

Summary:     "Early Years for Levels 4 & 5 and the Foundation Degree is an authoritative and accessible course textbook for anyone studying at Levels 4 and 5, whether a Foundation Degree, HNC/HND, the first year of an undergraduate programme or other higher vocational qualifications related to early years or early childhood studies. It is also relevant to those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). The textbook benefits from the expert knowledge of its authoritative contributors, including Tina Bruce, Margy Whalley and Ros Garrick. It covers all aspects of Early Years, from traditional theory to cutting-edge research, from legislative and regulatory frameworks (including full coverage and considered analysis of the Tickell review and the revised 2012 EYFS) to effective practice examples." -- Provided by publisher.

Early years foundations critical issues

Early years foundations : critical issues

by Janet R. Moyles; Jan Georgeson; Jane Payler

 callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 E27 2014       ED-61753

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2014

Summary:     The new edition of this book aims to critically examine the new EYFS and the key elements of the revised framework document, i.e. quality and consistency; a secure foundation; partnership working; and equality of opportunity (EYFS Page 2:II) and these four elements form the essential structure of the book. Across the full age range from birth to five, it covers a range of issues underpinning the new EYFS, for example, that children are still perceived as 'deficit' in some way and in need of 'being school ready' rather than as developing individuals who have a right to a childhood. Each chapter considers the overarching principles of the EYFS and uses relevant and contemporary research to explore critical perspectives in the EYFS. Alongside the background to each topic, there is commentary on why the situation is as it is and how it might move forward within the new Early Years Foundation Stage. As well as outlining the critical issues and challenges facing practitioners there will be suggestions for dealing with dilemmas, for example between professionals' perceptions of good practice and the practicalities of provision and meeting Ofsted requirements. Readers will be asked to consider how the concept of the 'capable young child' can emerge and be developed despite the prescribed curriculum content.

Exploring well being in the early years

Exploring well-being in the early years

by Julia Manning-Morton

 callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 E97 2014       ED-61765

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

Summary:     Children's experiences and well-being in their earliest years underpin and highly influence their future development and learning. Drawing on research with parents, children and a range of professionals in the early childhood field, this book considers how well-being is interpreted in the early childhood field.


Introduction to early childhood

Introduction to early childhood

by Geraldine Davis

 callnumbericon HQ 767.9 I57 2014       ED-61786

Edition: 3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]

Summary:     Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice. This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including: - Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time - More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice - Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years - Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner - Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter - Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study.

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