Early childhood provision for babies and toddlers is in a critical phase. While governments are pushing for fast-paced expansion, mainly to support the return of mothers to the labour market, early childhood experts are deeply concerned about the quality of provision on offer for children up to age...
Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge
An Exploration of Beliefs, Values and Practices
What can early years practitioners learn from Steiner kindergartens? What is distinctive about Steiner kindergarten teachers’ ways of getting to know children? As demands for accountability in Early Years settings continue to grow, external pressure to assess children and to measure their progress...
Published April 18th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Major Themes in Education
The education and care of children under the age of eight has become one of the major focuses of attention in recent education research and policy-making around the world, and it is now widely recognised that investment in provision at this stage can be both cost effective and beneficial to the...
Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge