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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.

To see our full range of titles please visit us at www.routledge.com/education.


  1. Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

    10th Anniversary Edition

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Using Festivals to Inspire and Engage Young Children

    A month-by-month guide

    By Alison Davies

    Religious events and cultural celebrations form an important part of societies throughout the world. They are key to social development and understanding, for celebrating diversity, as well as finding common ground. Covering a wide range of festivals from around the world, this book shows...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Nature Education with Young Children

    Integrating Inquiry and Practice

    Edited by Daniel R. Meier, Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

    Nature Education with Young Children is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book’s guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Transitions in the Early Years

    Supporting Change through Attachment and Resilience

    By Anne O'Connor

    There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Successive changes can have a serious impact on young children and stress, separation and insecure attachments can affect not only a child’s emotional...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Pioneers in Early Childhood Education

    The roots and legacies of Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs

    By Patricia Giardiello

    Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs have had a major impact on contemporary early years curriculum theory and practice. This new book, introduces students and practitioners to the ideas, philosophies and writings of these key early thinkers in early childhood education...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Growing Child

    Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health

    By Clair Stevens

    Series: Foundations of Child Development

    How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health? What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement? The Growing Child thoughtfully...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Early Childhood Curriculum

    A Constructivist Perspective, 2nd Edition

    By Nancy Amanda Branscombe, Jan Gunnels Burcham, Kathryn Castle, Elaine Surbeck

    Through its unique integration of curriculum and learning principles, Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Perspective, 2nd Edition fosters authentic, developmentally appropriate practice for both preschool and early elementary classrooms. The constructivist format of this book encourages...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts

    Ways of Seeing

    Edited by Felicity McArdle, Gail Boldt

    Series: Changing Images of Early Childhood

    Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book:...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Digital Solidarity in Education

    Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Academic Excellence through Innovative Instructional Programs

    By Mary T. Kolesinski, Evelyn Nelson-Weaver, Daryl Diamond

    Digital Solidarity in Education is a book for educators, scholars, and students interested in better understanding both the role technology can play in schools and its potential for strengthening communities, optimizing the effects of globalization, and increasing educational access. The...

    Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Early Childhood and Compulsory Education

    Reconceptualising the relationship

    Edited by Peter Moss

    Series: Contesting Early Childhood

    What should be the relationship between early childhood and compulsory education? What can they learn from one another and by working together? The rapid expansion of early childhood education and care means that most children in affluent countries now have several years at pre-school before...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge