Introduction Part 1: Early Childhood Context and Policy Chapter 1: Children and Childhood: A Historical Perspective Chapter 2: The Current Policy Context of Early Years Part 2: Children's Development Chapter 3: Holistic Development Chapter 4: Children's Development Chapter 5: Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage Chapter 6: Factors affecting Children's Learning and Development Part 3: Applying Child Development in Practice Chapter 7: Supporting Children's Learning and Development Chapter 8: Observing and Assessing Children's Learning and Development Part 4: Enhancing Practice and Understanding Chapter 9: Reflecting on Children's Learning and Development Chapter 10: Thinking, Questioning and Challenging: A Critical Approach to the Early Years
Sally Neaum is a lecturer in Early Childhood, and teaches Primary English in initial teacher training. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion. She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy.
The third edition brings it in line with current policy...[and] there are numerous case studies throughout the chapters, which help illustrate points made. This will prove to be a useful book for those wanting to hone up on their child development knowledge, for those starting out in their early years career, and for those undertaking professional development. -- Neil Henty