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Development & Learning for Very Young Children

Development & Learning for Very Young Children

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March 2009 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Focusing on the most critical years in a young child's development, the 0 to 3 age range, this book brings together the essential theory, policy, and practice for everyone working with young children. The book considers all relevant legislation.


Introduction: Claire Mould
1. Birth to Three Development and Learning

1 The holistic development of babies and young children

2 Understanding how babies develop and learn through documenting their learning journeys

Kate Wagner
3 Developing an appreciation of babies and young children’s behaviour – why do they do what they do?

Jane Bulkeley
Frances Morton
2. Birth to Three Policy to Practice

4 How current policy can link to holistic learning

5 Managing legislation and policies

Rebecca Morton
6 Establishing efficient self evaluation tools

Mike Carter
Jan Foreman
3. Effective Leadership and Management of Birth to Three Learning Environments

7 Developing and sustaining a successful birth to three learning environment

8 Leading effective birth to three teams

Lynn Beckett
9 Working in a multi-agency way

Jan Foreman and Claire Mould
Sue Ford
4. Establishing Effective Relationships

10 Establishing Effective Relationships with colleagues

11 Establishing Effective Relationships with parents

Karen Graham
12 Establishing Effective Relationships with babies and young children

Jillian Woodcock and Karen Southern
Debra Wickett
Reflective comment: Hilary Fabian

Provides a good basic knowledge of development and learning. A good and appropriate text for students starting Early Years courses.

November 26, 2009

Excellent, practical resource for foundation degree students

Ms Penny Dove
Education , Portsmouth University
November 14, 2009

A very good text that I have recommended to the Level 3 Students

Mrs Fiona Craig
Education , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
November 13, 2009

This is an excellent general text, which is very accessible for students on both undergraduate and post graduate courses, as well as for those already working in the sector.

Ms Anne Renwick
Education , University of Cumbria
October 21, 2009

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