In this engaging text, author Dr. Cathy Nutbrown, a leading academic in early childhood education, identifies and explains key terms and practices central to the work and study of early childhood in this accessible reference text. Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care is a must-read for practitioners working with children from birth to the end of the foundation stage, and for students following courses in early childhood education and care. It details key issues, identified in a survey of over 300 practitioners in the field, and provides reading and reference sources to assist practitioners and students in identifying further material to support their work.
About the Author
Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches and researches in the field of early childhood education.
Cathy began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers, and other early childhood educators. Cathy is committed to finding ways of working ‘with respect’ with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of ‘respectful education’.
She established the University of Sheffield MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998 and a Doctoral Programme in Early Childhood Education in 2008. In 2010 she contributed to the Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation In June 2012 she reported on her year-long independent review for government on early years and childcare qualifications (The Nutbrown Review). She is Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE Journal of Early Childhood Research and author of over fifty publications on aspects of early childhood education.Cathy Nutbrown will be discussing ideas from Early Childhood Educational Research in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie. Find out more here.
Table of Contents
AssessmentBirth to ThreeBrain studies and NeuroscienceChild Minding and Home CareDevelopmentally Appropriate PracticeEarly Intervention StudiesEarly Literacy DevelopmentFamily LiteracyFoundation StageGenderHigh Scope Preschool CurriculumHeuristic Play with ObjectsInclusive EducationIndex for InclusionInformation and Communication TechnologyKey PersonMedia and Popular CultureMontessori MethodParental InvolvementPersona DollsPlayQualityReggio Emilia ApproachSchemasSpecial Educational NeedsSteiner-Waldorf KindergartenSure StartTe WharikiTreasure BasketsUN Convention on the Rights of the Child