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Gill Education

Education and Care in the Early Years 4th Edition Gill and MacMillan

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Education and Care in the Early Years 4th Edition is a Gill and Macmillan publication dealing with policies,laws and diversity relaing to childcare.
Describes the implementation of Aistear, the NCCA curriculum framework for children from birth to six years
Introduces Siolta, the quality assurance framework, which establishes the quality standards for the early childhood sector
Includes essential information relevant to the Irish childcare situation
Provides a strong and integrated focus on policies, laws and services within the context of Irish childcare
Diversity is a central theme again throughout this new edition
Contains class exercises in the form of case studies, scenarios, activities and discussion topics in all sections
Web links related to key areas are provided for further exploration and information
FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Childcare
FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community and Health Services
CACHE, BTEC and City & Guilds qualifications in early years work
FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Childcare
Author Biography
Josephine Donohoe CQSW, DipASS worked as a social worker for 20 years and was also involved in social research during this time. She is currently the Social Studies tutor in Sallynoggin College of Further Education, teaching on the FETAC Level 5 and FETAC Level 6 Certificates in Childcare, the FETAC Level 5 Certificates in Community and Health Services; Applied Social Studies; and Youthwork.
Frances Gaynor MA (Equality Studies), HDipEd. was the manager of a Childcare Centre for many years before becoming the Early Education tutor in Sallynoggin College of Further Education, teaching on FETAC Level 5 and FETAC Level 6 Certificates in Childcare. She is currently deputy principal of the college.
Table of Contents
Section One: Early Childhood Services
Chapter 1: Development of the Early Childhood Sector
Chapter 2: Pre-School Regulations
Chapter 3: Children have a Right to Quality Services
Section Two: Providing for Play
Chapter 4: The Play Environment
Chapter 5: Play – Ages and Stages
Section Three: Child Observation
Chapter 6: Introducing Child Observation
Chapter 7: Observations in Practice
Section Four: Legal Issues
Chapter 8: The Legal Framework for Families and Children
Chapter 9: Child Protection
Section Five: Social Issues
Chapter 10: Sociology: Key Concepts for Early Childhood Workers
Chapter 11: Social Services
Section Six: Equality and Diversity
Chapter 12: Looking at Ourselves
Chapter 13: Prejudice and Discrimination in Ireland
Chapter 14: Why Focus on Children?

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