Unique book integrating the theory and principles of the curriculum framework Aistear, together with the quality standards of Síolta, to provide a context for everyday practice in early years settings.
Students taking certificates, diplomas and degrees in early childhood education and practitioners working in the field of early childhood education and care
Chapter 1 Considering Practice in Early Years Settings
Chapter 2 Understanding Early Years Practice
Chapter 3 Pillars of Practice: Introducing Síolta and Aistear
Chapter 4 Well-being
Chapter 5 Identity and Belonging
Chapter 6 Communicating
Chapter 7 Exploring and Thinking
Chapter 8 Reflecting on Practice
Prof. Nóirín Hayes is a developmental psychologist and early years specialist. She is a former senior lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology and Director of the Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER). She is the author of Early Childhood, co-author of Engaging Young Children, and has produced a number of reports and articles on practice and policy in early childhood education and care.