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A Curriculum for the Pre-School Child - Audrey Curtis

A Curriculum for the Pre-School Child

Paperback Published: 6th November 1997
ISBN: 9780415139762
Number Of Pages: 224

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First published in 1986, this book has been enormously influential in the training and professional development of early years workers. This new edition has been fully revised to take account of changes in the National Curriculum, the publication of the government's 'desirable outcomes' statement for the under-fives, and the introduction of NVQ's in child care and education. The new edition also includes sections on:
* the effects of developmental psychology on the early years curriculum
* working with two-year-olds on self-awareness and social skills
* developing communication, motor, analytical and problem solving skills
* fostering aesthetic and creative awareness
* play and the learning environment
* record-keeping and assessment
* involving parents
* continuity from pre-schooling to statutory schooling.

Introduction
Early educators and their influences on the curriculump. 3
Curriculum in the early yearsp. 15
Development of personal and social competencep. 35
Development of communication skillsp. 52
Development of analytical and problem-solving skillsp. 65
Development of physical competencep. 75
Development of creative and aesthetic abilitiesp. 86
Play and the learning environmentp. 102
Record keeping and assessmentp. 119
Parents and their children's learningp. 133
Continuity: from pre-school to statutory schoolingp. 147
In conclusionp. 161
Some suggested activities for developing competenciesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780415139762
ISBN-10: 0415139767
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.12  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition