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Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners
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Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

Fifth Edition


July 2022 | 280 pages | Learning Matters
This accessible guide to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners.
*Introduces the context of child development
*Develops an understanding of development and of how early years practitioners can support this
*Explores the biological/social debate, and the importance of holistic development
*Examines factors affecting development and includes a chapter on reflective practice
*Considers the complexity of children's development and argues that is is not always a straight forward progression

This fifth edition:
*is updated in line with the new EYFS and the updated Development Matters;
*is updated to include child development learning from 0-8
*includes up-to-date guidance on assessment processes in the Early Years;
*includes a new section with key knowledge on well known theories of child development.
 
Section 1: Early childhood context and policy
 
1 Children and childhood: a historical perspective
 
2 The current policy context of early years
 
Section 2: Children’s development
 
3 Holistic development
 
4 Children’s development
 
5 Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
 
6 Factors affecting children’s learning and development
 
Section 3: Applying child development in practice
 
7 Supporting children’s learning and development
 
8 Observing and assessing children’s learning and development
 
Section 4: Enhancing practice and understanding
 
9 Reflecting on children’s learning and development
 
10 Starting from the child
 
11 Thinking, questioning and challenging: a critical approach to the early years
 
Appendix: 20 learning theorists every education student must know

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ISBN: 9781529792874
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