Early Childhood Curriculum

Comprehensive and practical textbook presenting an overview of early childhood curriculum, exploring a range of early childhood theorists, their pedagogical principles and how these complement and reinforce the underlying philosophies and themes of Aistear and Síolta.

  • Explores a range of early childhood programme models, their approaches and how to implement them in both indoor and outdoor settings.

  • Presents the role of the adult as critical to the support of child well-being and belonging through relevant curriculum planning and implementation.

  • Relevant legislation and national practice guidelines underpin the suggested practical application of theories.

  • Details key early learning themes:
    • Early Learning Philosophy
    • Early Learning Environment
    • Early Learning Literacy and Numeracy
    • Early learning arts and culture

  • Presents reflective practice and mentoring as a method of self-evaluation and skills development.

Written For:

The mandatory component of the Early Childhood Care and Education Major Award (6M2007):
FETAC Level 6 Early Childhood Curriculum (6N1944)
And the elective component:
FETAC Level 6 Early Learning Philosophy (6N1932)
FETAC Level 6 Early Learning Environment (6N1933)
FETAC Level 6 Early Learning Literacy and Numeracy (6N1935)
FETAC Level 6 Early Learning Art and Culture (6N1936)

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ISBN

9780717156283

Publication Date

April 2013

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 208 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Chapter 1: Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
Chapter 2: Provision of ECEC: An International Perspective
Chapter 3: The Montessori Approach 
Chapter 4: The Froebel Approach 
Chapter 5: The Steiner Waldorf Approach
Chapter 6: The HighScope Approach 
Chapter 7: Other Influential Theories
Chapter 8: Developing Quality Services in Ireland
Chapter 9: Literacy and Numeracy
Chapter 10: Arts and Culture  
Chapter 11: Assessment and Planning
Chapter 12: Assessment of Modules

Appendix: Sample Aistear Theme

Dimensions

245 x 175 mm

Author(s)

By Eilis Flood By Catriona Hardy

Availability

Available

Availability Status

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Eilis Flood, MA, MEd, BSc, BEd, teaches a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education modules at Drogheda Institute of Further Education. She is the author of Child Development for Students in Ireland, Assisting Children with Special Needs and co-author of Early Care & Education Practice and Early Childhood Education & Play.

Catriona Hardy, BSc in Education and Training, Advanced Dip Montessori Education (6–12 years) and Dip Montessori Education (3–6 years), teaches Childcare/Montessori FETAC Level 6 at Drogheda Institute of Further Education. She is co-author of Early Care & Education Practice and Early Childhood Education & Play.

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