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The new early years foundation stage: changes, challenges and reflections

The new early years foundation stage: changes, challenges and reflections

Beckley, Pat

This book provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, raising contemporary issues

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Maidenhead : Open University Press 2013
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Pat Beckley
ISBN: 0335246990, 9780335246984, 9780335246991
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 26, 2013).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (218 pages)
Subject: Education, Preschool Curricula.; EDUCATION Elementary.; Early childhood education Great Britain.; Great Britain.; Early childhood education.; Education, Preschool Curricula Great Britain.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)


  1. Front cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Praise for this book
  6. Contents
  7. Notes on the contributors
  8. Foreword
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Introduction
  11. Part 1 The foundations of early years
  12. 1 Early years pedagogy into practice
  13. 2 The environment for learning
  14. 3 The adults around the child
  15. Part 2 The prime areas of learning and development
  16. 4 Personal, social and emotional development
  17. 5 Physical development
  18. 6 Communication and language
  19. Part 3 The specific areas of learning and development
  20. 7 Literacy: a broad understanding of what it means to be literate.
  21. 8 Mathematics: young children co-construct their mathematical enquiries9 Understanding the world: 'When did they paint the trees green?'
  22. 10 Expressive arts and design
  23. Part 4 Advanced early years pedagogy
  24. 11 Birth-5 issues: addressing challenging behaviour in the early years
  25. 12 Problem-solving and thinking in the early years
  26. 13 Good practice for the welfare of the child
  27. 14 Challenges and convergence
  28. Conclusion
  29. Appendix 1 Continuous provision
  30. Appendix 2
  31. Index
  32. Back cover.