In this third edition, there are new and updated chapters on:
• Young children's transitions, with a particular focus on starting school
• Young children's positive 'learning dispositions'
• Brain research and its possible implications
• Further reading, signposting some enchanting children's books as well as important new texts.
The book explores the basis of the 'key person' relationship, looking at attachment 'in practice', and linking developmental issues with the early development of self esteem.
Written for students on early childhood courses and staff in early childhood care and education settings and integrated Children's Centres, the book will also be of interest to parents and carers.