The Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies
A Guide for Professional Practice
This guide to the Early Childhood Graduate Competencies, developed by the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network to strengthen students' knowledge and skills for practice, in addition to boosting employability. Embedded into Early Childhood Studies and Early Years degrees, the nine competencies ensure that students are both academically and practically ready to work with young children and take the lead in any early childhood setting. With a focus on essential topics such as advocating for children’s rights, inclusion, safeguarding, observation this book will help students to build a solid foundation on which to build their practice.
Written in collaboration with students, this text offers a range of case studies and examples, activities, further readings and more to support students on their learning journey.
Wonderful guide to help embed the Graduate Competencies, through the ECSDN, for both student and teacher. The structure of the book clearly defines the nine competencies, complimented by reflective questions and case studies. Visiting the historical and contemporary circumstances of early childhood studies helps define the complexities of the field for the reader and serves to create the context that the competencies sit within.