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Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care : Key Concepts (Sage) - Cathy Nutbrown

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Key Concepts (Sage)

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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.


-Babies' learning and development

-Children's Centres


-Digital Technologies

-Early Years Foundation Stage

-Early Years Professional Status



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.

Industry Reviews

'This is a very useful reference guide, something of an 'early years dictionary' which will be useful to a wide audience, particularly as we move forward into a world of more integrated services where practitioners of different professional backgrounds will be working together to provide early years services' -
Early Years Update

'This second edition provides a comprehensive overview of key topics in early childhood education and care, updated to reflect current topics and issues for example, the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Reggio Emilia approach and Early Years Professional Status. Cathy Nutbrown has provided a rich resource for those new to early childhood and those working within it, whether a student or a practitioner. A resource of topics to 'pick and mix'; for readers to review old favourites, update knowledge and to learn something new' -
Dr Elaine Hallet,
The Institute of Education, London

Praise for the 1st Edition:

'This is a text that is comprehensive in its scope and written in a highly accessible style. It provides an informed and stimulating insight into the key concepts and issues in early years that will captivate readers. The book illuminates these concepts by combining current research, case studies and practical examples with helpful further reading. Like a chocolate box, I found it difficult to know which to choose first!' - Jonathan Doherty, Head of Early Childhood Education, Leeds Metropolitan University

'A very useful resource in early years settings... The book is concise, easy to dip into and covers many very topical areas of interest' - Early Talk

List of figures and tablesp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
About the authorp. x
Introductionp. xi
Assessmentp. 1
Attachmentp. 7
Babies' learning and developmentp. 10
Childminding and home childcarep. 18
Children's Centresp. 21
Citizenshipp. 24
Developmentally Appropriate Practicep. 27
Digital technologiesp. 33
Early Intervention studiesp. 39
Early literacy developmentp. 43
Early Years Foundation Stagep. 51
Early Years Professional Statusp. 55
Family wLiteracyp. 57
Genderp. 61
Heuristic play with objectsp. 66
High Scope Preschool Curriculump. 70
Inclusionp. 74
Index for Inclusionp. 81
Key Personp. 85
Media and Popular Culturep. 89
Montessori Methodp. 94
Neurosciencep. 98
Parental involvementp. 103
Persona Dollsp. 110
Playp. 114
Qualityp. 119
Reggio Emilia approachp. 127
Schemasp. 133
Sexualitiesp. 138
Special Educational Needsp. 142
Steiner-Waldorf Approachp. 147
Sure Startp. 151
Te Wharikip. 156
Treasure Basketp. 160
UN Convention on the Rights of the Childp. 165
Glossaryp. 169
Further resourcesp. 171
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ISBN: 9781849204019
ISBN-10: 1849204012
Series: Key Concepts (Sage)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 31st January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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