A Guide to Early Years Practice (1998) by Sandra Smidt

By Sandra Smidt

This can be the 1st booklet for early years execs and scholars consisting of information on inspections and the way to satisfy the "desirable outcome". it truly is written in a transparent and available means, and gives counsel to advertise studying.

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Early Years Curriculum Group, First Things First, Boon Printers, 1992. , ‘Formal Education and Early Childhood Education: An Essential Difference’ in Phi Delta Kappa, May 1986. ’ in American Educator, Summer 1988. Malaguzzi, L. , ‘History, Ideas and Basic Philosophy’ in Edwards, C. et al. (eds) The One Hundred Languages of Children, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1995. School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, ‘Desirable Outcomes for Children’s Learning on Entering Compulsory Education’, DfEE, 1996.

Jonas has been playing in the construction area every day for well over a week. Each time he constructs something he pays a great deal of attention to ensuring that his construction is symmetrical. 28 SUPPORTING AND EXTENDING LEARNING What might you say to him? And what might you introduce next into the construction area? You notice that Rehana has taken a long strip of paper from the writing area and has gone over to the children’s coat pegs and is laboriously copying each child’s name in a list on this piece of paper.

If you are planning a cutting and sticking activity your reason might be to help develop children’s use of fine tools. When you plan your activities on the basis of what you have observed about the children you will almost inevitably have to have a learning goal in mind. Let us now summarise this section: • Activities need to be planned to meet the learning needs of children. • Adults need to pay careful attention to what children are doing in order to take their learning forward. • Workers need to work as a team in order to share their observations and plan together.

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