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‘The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.’ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Child Development and Learning
Child development and learning
Introduction

The purpose of this first part, and indeed the whole book, is to explore some particular and pertinent aspects of practice and provision drawing on new research evidence where possible, as well as returning to theories from decades ago that can still inform our practice today. The book is underpinned by our shared, firmly held belief that the early years of life from conception to age 8, and particularly the first three years, are crucial and influence the rest of an individual's life. Our continued personal study and research, as well as our learning from teaching both undergraduate students and professionals, has built this belief into a firm philosophy. This philosophy, which could broadly be described as ...

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