Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years: Supporting Learning and Development

1st Edition

Jan Georgeson, Verity Campbell-Barr

Published December 13, 2017
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9781138185296 - CAT# Y220804
Series: TACTYC

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Grounded in recent research on the challenges of working with two-year-olds, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years explores how this often overlooked age group is presented in policy and practice, and discusses why working with two-year-olds can be both exciting and highly rewarding. The book builds on theoretical understandings of child development, high-quality provision and pedagogical practice, to offer practical solutions for working effectively with two-year-olds and their families in a variety of early years settings.

Chapters focus on the specific needs of two-year-olds and the accompanying demands made on settings and practitioners. Many topics are also approached from a practical perspective, prompting readers to consider their own experiences of working with two-year-olds. The book explores:

  • understandings of ‘high quality’ education and care
  • varying workforce requirements and professional development
  • how practitioners develop knowledge(s) about working with two-year-olds
  • physical and social environments for two-year-olds
  • the role of the adult or key person in supporting children’s development
  • provision of services for disadvantaged two-year-olds.

With reflective questions and annotated further reading included throughout, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years is essential reading for practitioners, policy-makers and students involved in this often overlooked area of early years provision.


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