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Early Childhood Care Education

Author : Edward Melhuish
ISBN : 9781134176151
Genre : Education
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Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high percentages of mothers in employment, whereas others continue to struggle. This edited volume examines the ways in which different countries across the world are tackling early childhood services and how these services affect young children’s experiences and development, for better and worse. Some of the recurring questions of childcare provision are tackled, including: Is pre-school childcare detrimental to children? Does the quality of childcare matter? Why are some countries succeeding in providing quality childcare services, and others are not? How can we best organise parental leave, employment regulations and childcare provision?
Category: Education

The Early Childhood Care And Education Workforce

Author : Board on Children, Youth and Families
ISBN : 9780309219341
Genre : Medical
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Early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings offer an opportunity to provide children with a solid beginning in all areas of their development. The quality and efficacy of these settings depend largely on the individuals within the ECCE workforce. Policy makers need a complete picture of ECCE teachers and caregivers in order to tackle the persistent challenges facing this workforce. The IOM and the National Research Council hosted a workshop to describe the ECCE workforce and outline its parameters. Speakers explored issues in defining and describing the workforce, the marketplace of ECCE, the effects of the workforce on children, the contextual factors that shape the workforce, and opportunities for strengthening ECCE as a profession.
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Early Childhood Education And Care For Sustainability

Author : Valerie Huggins
ISBN : 9781315295831
Genre : Education
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This innovative and timely book explores issues and concerns surrounding Education for Sustainable Development in early childhood, providing a range of perspectives on how we can live and promote more healthy, just and sustainable lives. It examines the professional responsibility of early years practitioners to embed sustainability into their everyday practice and to ensure that young children are acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to become effective agents of change, committed problem-solvers and system-thinkers. Bringing together international examples of best practice, drawing on cutting-edge research, and providing an array of practical examples, chapters focus on issues such as: the historical context of Early Education for Sustainability; complexities and challenges involved in implementing sustainable approaches; encouraging children to contribute to an enabling society; adopting environmentally sustainable approaches in Early Years settings; the future of sustainability in Early Years education. This book offers essential support to Early Years educators, practitioners and students who are key players in shaping the fundamental attitudes and beliefs of our planet’s future citizens, enabling them to assume their responsibilities, now and in the future, in regard to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
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Early Childhood Care And Education

Author : M. SEN GUPTA
ISBN : 9788120339644
Genre : Education
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Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme has gained importance today. Driven by socio-economic compulsions these days both parents seek jobs and remain away from the child for the whole day. Early Childhood Care centres provide them a safer alternative where their children can grow and develop in a stimulative environ-ment. Therefore, ECCE has been comprehensively included in teacher training programmes at all levels. Designed as a text for the undergraduate students of education (B.Ed.) and elementary education (B.El.Ed.), it provides uptodate and ready to use material. A complete section in the book is devoted to planning a pre-school or ECCE centre, organizing and managing it for its optimum utility and efficient functioning. The effort has been made to include the topics which will help students to understand the ECCE and its functioning in a straightforward and unconventional manner. KEY FEATURES : Written in a conversational style Comprehensive coverage with sample activities Numerous figures and illustrations for better understanding of the subject Integration of theory and practice Conceptual clarity and practical approach The book would also be extremely useful to the nursery school teachers, teacher educators, parents, postgraduate students of education (M.Ed.) and for those who would like to run an ECCE centre as a good reference material.
Category: Education

Informed Advocacy In Early Childhood Care And Education

Author : Judith E. Kieff
ISBN : 0131707337
Genre : Education
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This practical guide describes the critical need for advocacy in the field of early care and extols the ethical responsibilities of all early child educators, as outlined in the Code of Ethical Conduct (NAEYC 2005). Organized into three parts, the text begins with advocacy in the field of early childhood education, discusses how to develop an advocacy agenda, and concludes with becoming an advocate for life. Additionally, the author outlines six contexts for advocacy in the field of early childhood -- individual child and family, advocacy for the profession, program-based advocacy, private-sector advocacy, political activism, and advocacy in the global arena.
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Pathways To Professionalism In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Michel Vandenbroeck
ISBN : 9781317420408
Genre : Education
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Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is concerned with a growing interest from policy and research in the professionalisation of the early childhood workforce. Illustrated by in-depth case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalisation, it recognises the importance of a systemic approach to professionalisation across all levels of the early childhood. The authors of this wide-ranging book share insights of professionalism from various European countries and suggest that professionalism in early childhood unfolds best in a ‘competent system’. This book considers a broad range of international issues including Continuous professional support and quality Early Childhood education and care staff with different qualifications in professional development processes. How personal attitudes and competence of educators are related to the wider system of competent teams, leadership, collaboration across services and competent governance From research to policy: the case of early childhood and care Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is a crucial and fascinating read for professionals working in the sector and contributes to broadening views on what professionalism in early childhood can mean within a ‘competent system’.
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Ready Or Not

Author : Stacie G. Goffin
ISBN : 9780807775417
Genre : Education
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After more than a century of evolution, early childhood care and education in the United States is in transition. In this frank discussion of the field’s purpose, identity, and responsibility, the authors examine the major issues that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new change strategies, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses.Suggests how the early care and education field can position itself to take charge of its future, rather than being driven by external influences. Outlines the need to focus internally, along with a challenging assessment of the field’s resistance to change.Focuses on the necessity for the early care and education field to engage in critical adaptive work or risk the consequences of not doing so. “This is a powerful book that has the potential to reinvent the field in ways that have yet to be determined. It should be required reading for all who work in early care and education.” —Josué Cruz, Jr., Dean, College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and past president of NAEYC “They get it! We need a true system of services for young children and their families in America. The authors explain to us why and present options for all of us to consider as we move forward.” —Dick Clifford, Associate Director, National Center For Early Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Goffin and Washington employ a variety of tactics to help us acknowledge imminent fork-in-the-road options in our field….If we fail to engage in this adaptive work, we will be no better than the elected officials whom we criticize for their partisan stubbornness and refusal to collaborate for the good of the whole.” —Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC
Category: Education