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ERIC Number: ED493204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 200
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-3352-1541-6
Birth to Three Matters
Abbott, Lesley; Langston, Ann
Open University Press
"Birth to Three Matters" is essential for all those involved in developing policy and providing care and education for children between birth and three. It carefully examines the structure and content of the recently published Birth to Three Matters materials and explores a range of "matters" that impact on the development of quality in early years settings. To do this, the editors have called upon a number of influential early years experts, many of whom were involved in the development of the Birth to Three Framework. The matters addressed in relation to the wider context of provision include national and international policy and research, practitioners, quality, continuity, Anti-discriminatory practice, inclusion, parents, safety and future training. This sound theoretical approach is supported and enhanced by a highly practical section, linked to the framework, which explores the role and implications for practice with very young children, of observation, play, interaction and creativity. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) Policy; (2) Framework; (3) Materials; (4) Aspects; (5) Research; (6) Observation; (7) Play; (8) Interaction; (9) Creativity; (10) Practitioners; (11) Quality; (12) Continuity; (13) Anti Discriminatory Practice; (14) Inclusion; (15) Safety; (16) Parents; and (17) Future/Training.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
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