Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage
By Sandra Smidt
Series Editor: Sandy Green
David Fulton Publishers – 2009 – 134 pages
Series: Practical Guidance in the EYFS
The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.
Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.
Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage complements the six Learning area books in this series by explaining the basis of clear planning and how it links to careful observation and assessment. Useful examples are provided throughout, Planning across the Early Years Foundation Stage will raise awareness of what is needed within early years settings, explain the who, when and whys of observation, assessment and planning, and makinguseful links to each of the other books in the series.
Introduction 1. To plan or not to plan 2. Understanding development: planning for learning 1 3. Understanding development: planning for learning 2 4. The Statutory Framework: getting it to work for you 5. Building a planning system 6. Significant moments 7. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
Sandra Smidt is a writer and consultant in Early Years education.