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Provision and Progress for Two Year Olds

Provision and Progress for Two Year Olds

April 2014 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

‘The number of two-year-olds entering our settings has been increasing over the last few years, and with the government set to continue with the expansion of free places, more and more practitioners will be caring for children in this age range for the first time. For those who still think in terms of the 'terrible twos', this book serves as a vital and urgent wake-up call. Whether experienced professional or someone starting out on an early years career, it has a great deal to recommend it. ‘
– Neil Henty, Editor and Associate Publisher, The Early Years Educator

Do you want to know how best to provide for two year olds in your setting? Do you need effective guidance and advice on how to achieve this?

This is an unmissable guide to working with two year olds, offering practical tips and tools to support practitioners, professionals and lecturers in meeting the unique set of needs of this age group.

Written by two experienced early years’ professionals this resource covers all aspects of provision and best practice for successfully working with two year olds, including key concerns such as:

  • the completion of the Two Year Progress Check
  • transitions into a setting
  • child development
  • formative and summative assessment
  • effective learning environments
  • working with parents.

All this plus charts, pro forma, activities and training materials as well as further reading and access to websites, providing you with all you need to respond to the needs of two year olds with confidence.

Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith are both Area SENCOs in London and experienced trainers and authors in the Early Years.

Preface: Terrific Two Year Olds!
Chapter 1: Successful Transitions
Chapter 2: An Environment for Learning
Chapter 3: Communication and Language Development
Chapter 4: Physical Development
Chapter 5: Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Chapter 6: Dealing with Feelings
Chapter 7: Checking Progress at Two Years Old

This is a really valuable resource for practitioners and those entering the field of Early Years and Education. The identity of the sector is changing fast with the addition of more two year olds in formal setting and this book is an excellent support for good practice and guides the reader through the processes of delivering, assessing and planning for two year old children.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
March 1, 2016

good book for ECT

Dr Tanja Kirn
Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen, University of Liechtenstein
July 6, 2015

Useful book for undergraduate early years students

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
June 12, 2015

Great text for students to focus in on this important age range. Accessible to students from level 4 to level 6

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
April 29, 2015

Considering a few sessions focused specifically on development of 2 year olds and this book will be great as additional reading for those who feel that they need it. Particularly like the photocopiable pages

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
April 23, 2015

An interesting text to support practice with the age group that the book discusses. This is a less useful text for supporting academic writing.

Mrs Kate Hulm
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
March 31, 2015

A timely book with good checklists for support!

Mrs Louise Atkins
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
January 16, 2015

A useful guide to develop knowledge in young children

Mrs Victoria Williams
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
November 29, 2014

A useful guide for all early years practitioner.clear descriptions for the recording of development in young children. Nicely laid out and easy to use for tutor and student as well as those in settings who wish to update and and be updated with links to theory and practice.

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
November 21, 2014

An accessible and readable book with practice examples about provision for very young children. A timely book.

Dr Elaine Hallet
Early Years and Primary Education, Institute of Education
October 6, 2014

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Chapter 2: An Environment for Learning

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