Early Childhood Education

Welcome to Routledge's Early Childhood Education Online Catalogue.

We are pleased to present to you details of our titles, covering a wide range of key areas spanning Early Childhood Education. To browse our full catalogue please click on our specific titles in areas of theory and research, curriculum and classroom practice, language and literacy and development.

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  1. Listening to Children

    Being and becoming

    By Bronwyn Davies

    Series: Contesting Early Childhood

    Through a series of exquisite encounters with children, and through a lucid opening up of new aspects of poststructuralist theorizing, Bronwyn Davies opens up new ways of thinking about, and intra-acting with, children. This book carefully guides the reader through a wave of thought that turns the...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education

    A story of democracy, experimentation and potentiality

    By Peter Moss

    Series: Contesting Early Childhood

    Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue for national governments and international organisations. This book contests two stories, both infused by neoliberal thinking, that dominate early childhood policy making today - ‘the story of quality and high returns’ and ‘the story of...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. An ABC of Early Childhood Education

    A guide to some of the key issues

    By Sandra Smidt

    This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A – Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt: Traces back each idea to the roots of...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Bodies as Sites of Cultural Reflection in Early Childhood Education

    By Rachael S. Burke, Judith Duncan

    Series: Changing Images of Early Childhood

    Taking the body as a locus for discussion, Rachael S. Burke and Judith Duncan argue not only that implicit cultural practices shape most of the interactions taking place in early childhood curricula and pedagogy but that many of these practices often go unnoticed or unrecognized as being pedagogy....

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Developing and Sustaining Children’s Centres

    Learning from the stories of the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families

    By Margy Whalley

    Series: Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators

    With the vast recent expansion of Children Centres, many practitioners and policy makers in the Early Years field are fascinated by the growth and success of the Pen Green centre which opened in 1983 and has gone on to be a Centre of Excellence for early years care and education locally, nationally...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Developing and Sustaining Children’s Centres

    Learning from the stories of the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families

    By Margy Whalley

    Series: Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators

    With the vast recent expansion of Children Centres, many practitioners and policy makers in the Early Years field are fascinated by the growth and success of the Pen Green centre which opened in 1983 and has gone on to be a Centre of Excellence for early years care and education locally, nationally...

    To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Challenge and Change for the Early Years Workforce

    Working with children from birth to 8

    Edited by Christine Ritchie

    The early years sector is going through a period of unprecedented change. This has resulted in significant challenges for the early years workforce and it is crucial that settings, teams, leaders and individual practitioners respond to these if they wish to continue to provide the best care and...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Critical Literacies and Young Learners

    Connecting Classroom Practice to the Common Core

    Edited by Ken Winograd

    Many pre-service and beginning early childhood teachers question if critical literacy is do-able with young children, particularly in the current top-down educational climate. Critical Literacies and Young Learners shows how it is possible, even in the context of the mandates and pressures so many...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Early Years Second Language Education

    International perspectives on theory and practice

    Edited by Sandie Mourão, Mónica Lourenço

    Series: Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

    The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Developing Play for the Under 3s

    The Treasure Basket and Heuristic Play, 3rd Edition

    By Anita M. Hughes

    The Treasure Basket and Heuristic play encourage extraordinary capacities of concentration, intellectual brilliance and manipulative mastery in babies and young children. The approach is astoundingly simple: offering natural and household objects to babies and toddlers has a profound impact on...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  11. Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood

    An Introduction

    By Laura B. Casey, Stacy Carter

    Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood provides a basic introduction to applied behavior analysis and the highly beneficial role that it can play in early childhood education for both typically developing children and those with special needs. The objective is to provide future and current...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  12. Early Child Care and Education in Finland

    Edited by Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti

    What is childhood like in Finland? What kind of practical solutions have been created and evaluated that aim at both providing good childhood experiences and supporting children’s positive development? What practices aim to prevent child exclusion from regular education and social experiences and...

    Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  13. An Encounter with Reggio Emilia 2nd edition

    Children's Early Learning made Visible, 2nd Edition

    By Linda Kinney, Pat Wharton

    The documentation of young children's learning plays a vital role in the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This leading edge approach to bringing record-keeping and assessment into the heart of young children's learning is envied and emulated by educators around the world. The fully revised 2nd...

    To Be Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  14. Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice

    3rd Edition

    By Barbara Isaacs

    Series: Bringing ... to your Early Years Practice

    Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try....

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge