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Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage

Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage

Edited by:
  • Jo Basford - Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe)
  • Elaine Hodson - Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe)

July 2008 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into force in September 2008 and established a framework for providing learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This book examines the EYFS within the context of Achieving QTS and is a core text for primary trainees covering this stage of children's learning. It links the principles and commitments of the EYFS with the new standards for QTS while covering all required content. The book examines the continuous nature of learning from birth to five, the inter-relatedness between care, learning and development, and the importance of sensitive transitions.

The Early Years Foundation Stage: principles into practice
Personal, social and emotional development
Creative development and critical thinking
Physical development, health and well-being
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
Communication, language and literacy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
ICT in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Observation, assessment and planning
Positive relationships: parents as partners
Working with others to support children and families: the importance of multi-agency working

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