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Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Second Edition

January 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This new edition of Cathy Nutbrown's much loved book explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

There are brand new entries on:

- Attachment

- Babies' learning and development

- Children's Centres

- Citizenship

- Digital Technologies

- Early Years Foundation Stage

- Early Years Professional Status

- Neuroscience

- Sexualities

The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement.

The book offers starting points which provide a clear focus, further reading and discussion of research on thirty-five key topics. It is a must for students following courses in early childhood education and care.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown directs and teaches on Masters and Doctoral programmes in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Babies' Learning and Development
Childminding and Home Childcare
Children's Centres
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Digital Technologies
Early Intervention Studies
Early Literacy Development
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Professional Status
Family Literacy
Heuristic Play with Objects
High Scope Pre-School Curriculum
Index for Inclusion
Key Person
Media and Popular Culture
Montessori Method
Parental Involvement
Persona Dolls
Reggio Emilia Approach
Special Educational Needs
Steiner-Waldorf Approach
Sure Start
Te Whãriki
Treasure Basket
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Excellent resource for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a variety of areas within Early Years.
A wealth of practical advice as well as guidance in implementing new concepts.

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
June 13, 2013

An easy read for new students covering a range of concepts.

AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
May 23, 2013

An excellent overview. I would highly recommend this book to anyone entering into work with young children, suitable for both under and post- graduate.

Mrs Deirdre Hewitt
School of Education, Chester University
April 11, 2013

Cathy Nutbrown yet again does not fail to inform us and keep us up to date on key areas. This book will be recommended to my students when completing their research assignment and indeed may even give them some new ideas.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
March 25, 2013

The book presents a good starting point for students, particularly undergraduates as it introduces them to a number of concepts which they will encounter during their programme. It is clear, concise and gives students the opportunity to explore key themes and the latest developments in the field of early childhood. As a resource tool, the book may be useful to students who are engaged in the early stages of developing their ideas for a small-scale research project.

Miss Themesa Neckles
School of Education, Sheffield University
October 15, 2012

This book provides a useful outline of key concepts in early childhood education and care and will be very useful to students studying my second year module.

Dr Sally Hester
Social and Psychological Science, Edge Hill University
August 9, 2012

An excellent book which provides opportunities for students to reflect on their pedadogy and practice. I am going to use it in discussions with my students.

Mrs Amanda Thomas
Education, Glamorgan University
July 11, 2012

Pitched at the correct level to get the message across without being too theoretical.

Mrs Sharon Tonner
Primary Education, Dundee University
June 1, 2012

This book does what it says on the cover. A really comprehensive overview of current issues in the early years. A must have for reference for all students, to dip in and out.

Mrs Julie Brierley
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
May 17, 2012

I have adopted this text for my first year BA Child and Youth Studies module focusing on early childhood philosophy and practice. Offers students insight and good overview of key concepts.

Ms Alice Mongiello
Education , UHI Millennium Institute
April 26, 2012

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