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Promoting children's learning from birth to five: developing the new early years professional

Promoting children's learning from birth to five: developing the new early years professional

Anning, Angela, 1944-; Edwards, Anne, 1946-

Reviews of the first edition "At a time of constant and rapid change in education, this book will inform and reassure early childhood professionals." Practical Pre-School "Besides advice on the most helpful ways to develop learning in areas such as maths and literacy, there are suggestions and comments about further reading at the end of each chapter, and examples of the thoughts and responses of real children are never far from the page." TES "Innovative, resourceful and thoroughly researched. a challenge to existing and emerging early childhood professionals." Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Promoting Children's Learning from Birth to Five supports early years professionals as they develop new practices to promote young children's learning. This second edition fully reflects the enormous changes in early childhood education and care since the publication of the first edition. Retaining its successful focus on literacy and mathematical development as key exemplars of promoting young children's learning, the book considers new ways of working with parents, promoting inter-professional collaboration, and achieving sustainable, systematic change in children's services. The second edition: Draws on current research in early literacy and mathematical thinking Focuses on multiprofessional practice, showing how practitioners who work from evidence across professional boundaries are able to give strong, interactive and sensitive support to young children and their parents Takes into account policies and practices such as Every Child Matters, the Primary Strategy and Children's Centres Includes updated material on aspects of leadership, and on the role of the Senior Practitioner in developing innovative services for children and their families Explores the importance of personal, social and emotional development in the curriculum for under-fives Working from the basis that children learn most readily in contexts where parents and professionals are keen to learn, the authors help early childhood professionals to meet the challenges of reshaping children's services. This is key reading for all early childhood professionals and students

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2nd ed.
Published Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Angela Anning and Anne Edwards
ISBN: 0335224040, 9780335219704, 9780335224043
Note: Previous ed.: 1999.
Note: Includes index.
Note: Bibliography: p. 168-182.
Physical Description: viii, 198 p. : ill.
Subject: Teacher development; Numeracy; Early childhood education Great Britain.; Early childhood education Great Britain Curricula.; Early childhood teachers Training of Great Britain.; Literacy; Early childhood education
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  1. Chapter One: Setting the National Scene
  2. Chapter Two: The Integration of Early Childhood Services
  3. Chapter Three: The Inquiring Professional
  4. Chapter Four: Young Children as Learners
  5. Chapter Five: Language and Literacy Learning
  6. Chapter Six: How Adults Support Children's Literacy Learning
  7. Chapter Seven: Mathematical Learning
  8. Chapter Eight: How Adults Support Children's Mathematical Thinking
  9. Chapter Nine: Creating Contexts for Professional Development
  10. Chapter Ten: Early Childhood Services in the Twenty-First Century

Author note

Angela Anning is recently retired from the University of Leeds and working on a consultancy basis. Anne Edwards is at based the University of Birmingham.