Early Childhood Studies 2Ed presents a clear and detailed account of infancy and early childhood. The first edition of this ground-breaking text supported the study of childhood from an holistic and multidisciplinary perspective; in the same vein, this new edition is now entirely revised and updated in line with current policy and legislation.
The main focus lies in the promotion of children's development, health and well-being. Poverty and cultural issues are amongst the important themes highlighted throughout the book, plus there is new material on parenting, disability and first years at school.
? Key concepts thoroughly explained in a concise, easy to read format
? Written from a multidisciplinary approach with contributing authors from the disciplines of sociology, health, education, genetics, social policy, psychology and social work
? Edited by senior academics in Paediatric Nursing and Early Childhood Education
? Student-centred activities, references and further reading promote practical application of theory
? Greater emphasis on health promotion
? Reflects changes in legislation and current practice developments
? Additional material on parenting, disability and first years at school.
Early Childhood Studies is an invaluable text for all students on courses with an early childhood element. In particular this includes Child Health Nursing, Community Specialist Nursing, Health and Social Care, Social Work and Early Childhood Studies Degrees or Degree Programmes.
Jayne Taylor RN, RHV, Dip N (Lond), Cert Ed, RNT, B Sc (Hons), PhD, MBA
Director of Quality and Learning at Hertsmere PCT, and St Albans and Harpenden PCT, UK
Margaret Woods MA, BA, Dip Ed. Formerly Dean of Quality Enhancement in the Higher Education sector of Suffolk College, Ipswich, UK. Prior to this role, Margaret led the development of one of the first BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies courses in the UK along with the MA Early Childhood Studies and MA Special Needs in Early Childhood programmes, also at Suffolk College.
I feel that a major strength of the book is its firm commitment to an holistic approach to the study of the early years. This approach is crucially important if we want to discover and examine the real essence of early childhood.
Marie English, Early Years