The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

1st Edition

An essential guide for the foundation degree and levels 4 and 5

eISBN-13: 9781317680727

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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner.
Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner.
In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features:

Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice

‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate

Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points

‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice.

The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.

Sold By Taylor and Francis
ISBNs 9781138776395, 1138776394, 9781317680727, 1317680723
Language English
Number of Pages 545
Edition 1st