Strategic Analysis

  • Routledge
  • 2017
  • 0
  • English
  • 1
  • 9781317289470

Grounded in recent research on the challenges of working with two-year-olds, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years explores how this often overlooked age group is presented in policy and practice, and discusses why working with two-year-olds can be both exciting and highly rewarding. The book builds on theoretical understandings of child development, high-quality provision and pedagogical practice, to offer practical solutions for working effectively with two-year-olds and their families in a variety of early years settings.Chapters focus on the specific needs of two-year-olds and the accompanying demands made on settings and practitioners. Many topics are also approached from a practical perspective, prompting readers to consider their own experiences of working with two-year-olds. The book explores:understandings of 'high quality' education and carevarying workforce requirements and professional developmenthow practitioners develop knowledge(s) about working with two-year-oldsphysical and social environments for two-year-oldsthe role of the adult or key person in supporting children's developmentprovision of services for disadvantaged two-year-olds.With reflective questions and annotated further reading included throughout, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years is essential reading for practitioners, policy-makers and students involved in this often overlooked area of early years provision.