Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to by Audrey Curtis

By Audrey Curtis

The authors draw on their wide early years services to supply a accomplished and up to date overview of the major matters within the box of early adolescence care and education.In this well timed and obtainable textual content, scholars will locate: an outline of the foundations of powerful perform discussions on equivalent possibilities and kid's rights an exam of the way young ones study and the educational problems they might face investigations into what operating with mom and dad rather capacity attention of the several early years platforms in operation summaries of key administration matters and precious info on tips on how to tackle them comparability with eu views on early years care and schooling. The booklet covers the full age diversity from birth to eight years with a distinct part on the birth to three years age staff. each one bankruptcy is totally referenced to let the reader to stick with up on examine or new fabrics. Informative and interesting, the publication demanding situations the reader to contemplate how underlying thought should be mirrored in perform. it is going to be crucial interpreting for all scholars of early years care and schooling, and early years practitioners.

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Children of this age have a different perception of right and wrong. For example, a child who accidentally drops a glass when carrying it to the kitchen will be perceived as naughtier than a child who has deliberately taken a glass from the cupboard after being told not to touch, even though it has not been broken. For the young child, what is right or wrong is based on what happens rather than on the motive. Piaget called this moral realism. Towards the end of this phase, children begin to show a decrease in egocentricity.

There is, though, a smaller group of children who have genuine attention deficits, and the difficulties of these children need to be recognised because the inability to concentrate has serious implications for children’s learning. This will be discussed in greater detail in the next chapter. Many educators are now using the two observation scales produced by the Effective Early Learning Project (EEL) to help them assess the level of concentration of the young children in their institutions. The Leuven Involvement Scale is designed to help the adult see whether or not the child is really involved deeply in an activity or whether the involvement is superficial.

I have lots of friends, Jamil, Kelvin, Mattie, Michael and Daniel. They know I am a Traveller and they like me. I play football with them. I have a good teacher and a teacher for Travellers comes in to see me every week. A lady called Ivy helps me as well. I am better at reading and I have good writing. I can sound letters and make words. I like the computer. In my last school the children were not nice to me and I was fighting a lot. Here I have learned to get on better with other children. I like school.

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