‘The number of two-year-olds entering our settings has been increasing over the last few years, and with the government set to continue with the expansion of free places, more and more practitioners will be caring for children in this age range for the first time. For those who still think in terms of the 'terrible twos', this book serves as a vital and urgent wake-up call. Whether experienced professional or someone starting out on an early years career, it has a great deal to recommend it. ‘
– Neil Henty, Editor and Associate Publisher, The Early Years Educator
Do you want to know how best to provide for two year olds in your setting? Do you need effective guidance and advice on how to achieve this?
This is an unmissable guide to working with two year olds, offering practical tips and tools to support practitioners, professionals and lecturers in meeting the unique set of needs of this age group.
Written by two experienced early years’ professionals this resource covers all aspects of provision and best practice for successfully working with two year olds, including key concerns such as:
- the completion of the Two Year Progress Check
- transitions into a setting
- child development
- formative and summative assessment
- effective learning environments
- working with parents.
All this plus charts, pro forma, activities and training materials as well as further reading and access to websites, providing you with all you need to respond to the needs of two year olds with confidence.
Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith (www.earlymatters.co.uk) are both Area SENCOs in London and experienced trainers and authors in the Early Years.