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The Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies

The Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies
A Guide for Professional Practice

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Early Childhood Education

November 2022 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Introduction to the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies – Eunice Lumsden
Advocating for Young Children’s Rights and Participation - Jill Harrison and Diana Harris
Promoting Holistic Child Development - Tanya Richardson
Working to Promote Health, Wellbeing, Safety and Nurturing Care - Helen Simmons & Carol Fenton
Observing and Supporting Children’s Wellbeing, Learning, Progression and Transitions – Gayle Blackburn and Jan Grinstead
Safeguarding and Child Protection – Eunice Lumsden and Emma Twigg
Promoting Inclusive Practice – Bruce Majoribanks, Lindey Cookson and Helen Haygarth
Partnerships with Parents and Caregivers – Julie Sealy
Collaborating with others – Helen Perkins
Professional Development and Professional Identity – Sigrid Brogaard-Clausen and Michelle Cottle
Moving Forward – Carolyn Silberfeld

An excellent text that supports students in exploring the intricacies and challenges of their role as developing early childhood practitioners

Mrs Karen Williams
Faculty of Education, Health & Well-being (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
August 21, 2023

The Early Childhood Education and Care course at Huddersfield has the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies (ECGPCs) embedded in every taught and practice module. This textbook is informative and the attention to detail has helped the students to develop their knowledge in relation to evidencing their skills for their ECGPCs.

Mrs Amanda Crow
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
July 27, 2023

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.

Mrs Carly Blackburn
Social and Community Practice, Bradford College
November 22, 2022

It is a great guide and support for all students completing GPC

Ms Deborah Fletcher
Dept of Childhood Studies, Hull College
July 1, 2023

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