Early Childhood Studies

An Holistic Introduction
Author: Jayne Taylor,Margaret Woods
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340887363
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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This text is aimed at students studying early childhood as a component of an academic course. Aspects of growth, social provision, psychology, nutrition, health and the law are explored in relation to child development.

Advanced Early Years Care and Education

Author: Iain MacLeod-Brudenell
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435401788
Category: Child care
Page: 488
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Written by the course team leaders at Derby University, this textbook is the ideal resource for those embarking on a Foundation Degree in Early Years. It covers the content of the 12 core outcomes at the appropriate depth and breadth, giving students a complete grounding in the basics of the subject

Integrated Children's Centres

Overcoming Barriers to Truly Integrated Services
Author: Carole Beaty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136938389
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Designed to be a one-stop-shop to meet the needs of local communities, Children’s Centres represent a revolutionary shift in the way children’s services are delivered to families. Integrated Children’s Centres looks at the way in which Children’s Centre development has built upon the research and experiences of initiatives such as the HeadStart programme in America and the SureStart programme. Exploring the component elements of truly integrative services and the key players in ensuring positive outcomes: families, the local authority, PCT, private and voluntary sectors, and faith groups, this book covers: the challenges faced by children’s centres how to tackle social issues through the medium of children's centres achieving effective multi-agency working and true collaboration the essentials of leading and managing children’s centres the benefits of early intervention how to effectively deliver health care, education and children’s services. Providing a wealth of case studies, this highly topical book will be of interest to nursery and children’s centres managers and early years practitioners enrolled on the NPQICL or EYPS programmes, as well as students working towards a degree in Early Childhood Studies or MA in Early Years.

Early Childhood Studies

A Student's Guide
Author: Damien Fitzgerald,Heloise Maconochie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526454262
Category: Education
Page: 464
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"Underpinned by ecological theories of development concerned with children, families and communities, this book provides the reader with philosophical, economic and sociological insights and with the latest thinking emerging from post-humanism. In so doing, it provides tools that enable students to research childhood, to understand the complexities of often seemingly simple matters and to navigate critically ever-changing policy and practice in early childhood. Its breadth, depth and currency cannot fail to impress." - Ian Barron, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University Student focused and designed to support critical thinking, this brand new textbook is mapped to early childhood degrees and is designed to cover the breadth and depth of content across the course. Focused on seeing children in the context of the world they live in, it provides students with a range of perspectives and insights to help them understand the complexities of early childhood, develop their own critical ideas and apply theory to practice. A range of features in the book and resources online help students: Get to grips with the basic with: Spotlights on people, policy and practice An extensive Glossary in the book along with online Flashcards Learn from others with: Video insights from academics and practitioners Student perspectives at the start of each chapter Prepare for Assignments with: Further reading resources in the book and online to enable wider reading Spotlights on research and reflection points to develop critical thinking skills Relate to practice with: Case study scenarios of real-life settings Action point activities to put theory into practice

Studying Childhood and Early Childhood

A Guide for Students
Author: Kay Sambell,Mel Gibson,Sue Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920134X
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include: Making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood Making the most of your lectures Writing good assignments Learning how to study independently Developing your critical thinking Drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits) Getting a job in the early years sector

The Team Around the Child

Multi-agency Working in the Early Years
Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Karen Clarke,Martin Needham
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858564180
Category: Education
Page: 175
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This book discusses the history and practical considerations of working within a multi-agency framework for children's services. It reflects many of the policy changes that have occurred in child welfare in Great Britain since the publication of the Government's 'Children Bill' and 'Every child matters: next steps', including the formation of Children's Centres, intended to integrate services.

The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion 2nd edn

Author: Pam Jarvis,Jane George,Wendy Holland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902424
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Fully updated to reflect the changes to the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) qualification, this second edition remains the essential handbook to support all those considering or working towards EYPS and on whichever pathway they embark. Organised into three parts, the text starts by leading you through the initial requirements for entry to the programme, providing an overview of the different pathways. It goes on to focus on the standards against which all EYP candidates are tested, and then finally looks at the new validation process and beyond. Although closely linked to the standards required for EYPS, and their relationship with the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book is not a standard-by-standard manual; it supports you in developing an organic, holistic perspective on childcare and education, combining practical skills with knowledge development. The text includes case studies based on real practice scenarios, ideas for practical activities, further reading, reflection, interviews and advice from EYPS candidates who have successfully negotiated the validation process.

Childhood Observation

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou
Publisher: Learning Matters
Category: Education
Page: 126
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A core text on the role of observation in the early years environment for students on early childhood courses or working towards EYPS.

Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies - E-Book

Author: Glenn Hymel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070493
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.

Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada : Contexts, Dimensions, and Issues

Author: Mayfield, Margie
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130800398
Category: Education
Page: 589
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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Foundations of Early Childhood courses taught at the university level. Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada: Context, Dimensions, and Issues,is an exciting new text that offers a comprehensive, Canadian overview of early childhood education (ECE) and care, past and present. The text has three main goals: to examine ECE in the context of today's cultures, communities, and families; to recognize the rich variety and scope of ECE and care in Canada; and to invite readers to reflect on issues in ECE for today and in the future. Topics covered in the book include multiculturalism and special needs children and detailed descriptions of Canadian programs are also included. The result is an informative, reader-friendly text that is indispensable for both students and teachers.

Learning Through Child Observation

Author: Mary Fawcett
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781843106760
Category: Education
Page: 175
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The question of the extent and nature of child observation as a component of courses leading to the Diploma in Social Work is currently a matter of much debate and research. This book highlights many important issues.

Child Development

An Illustrated Guide
Author: Carolyn Meggitt
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435420482
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 181
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Provides an illustrated quick-reference guide to child development from 0-16 years written specifically for Early Years students and practitioners.

Nature and Young Children

Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments
Author: Ruth A. Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415526736
Category: Education
Page: 118
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Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.

Doing Research with Children

Author: Anne D Greig,Jayne Taylor
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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`The precise way in which the authors take the reader through the processes of doing research is helpful to anyone embarking on research with children, so EPs in training, who have chosen children as their subjects for research, would find this book helpful. Practising EPs are recommended to borrow a copy from their localuUniversity library when considering a child-centered research project' - Educational Psychology This book provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children. Divided into three sections, the first introduces the main theories and approaches in doing research with children. In the second part, the different frameworks and techn