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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

I think this book is of great value for everyone in early years. Cathy Nutbrown 'de bunks' much of the terminology used and offers clear concise information about many key concepts and topics. I found exactly what I needed quickly and easily. Excellent for all levels, to inform, sanction ideas or as a starting point to inspire further reading. Great support for staff teaching new cypw quals.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Childcare & Early Years, Sheffield College
March 21, 2012

This book is very concise - for students this makes research on key concepts for early childhood education and care an easy starting point and the further reading lists will be beneficial to enable further research on the various topics.

Mrs Yvonne Stradwick
Health & Childcare, Bromley College of Further & Higher Education
January 3, 2012

excellent material for the Foundation Degree in early Years. outlines concepts very clearly

Mrs Paula Willis
School of Health Studies, Darlington College of Arts
November 10, 2011

Useful reference source for students particularly those new to Early Years.

Ms Sue Kellas
Child Care and education, Penwith College
October 7, 2011

This book supports relevant issues related to early years.

Mrs Kelly Needham
CCLD/Health and Soical Care , South Leicestershire College
August 25, 2011

A really useful book for students studying Early Childhood. It provides a clear and up to date guide to key concepts and ideas in Early Years education and care.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
August 8, 2011

Useful book for a wide range of information about key concepts in early years education.

Mrs Lynne Kendall
Education , Liverpool John Moores University
July 12, 2011

Good extension and independent reading, useful across all early year's degrees.

Mary Butler
Human & Physical Sciences, South Thames College
June 24, 2011

A very relevant text that will be useful to students studying a range of modules on our multi disciplinary programme

Mrs Deborah Harris
Department of Education, Newman College
May 24, 2011

A helpful reference text for students

Dr Debbie Watson
School for Policy Studies, Bristol University
May 20, 2011

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