Early Childhood Education & Play

An introduction to early childhood education, detailing the various approaches to curriculum, theories of play, and the principles and philosophy of Aistear and Síolta in providing for the holistic development of the child.

Written for the Level 5 Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773) and Approaches to Early Childhood Education (5N1763) modules, as awarded by QQI.

  • Outlines the various types, stages, patterns and purposes of play, including a child-led approach to play.

  • Explores the role of the adult in nurturing and developing the child’s learning experience in the ECCE setting.

  • Introduces the elements of the ECCE environment, both indoors and outdoors, and their effects on the child’s development.

  • Describes and evaluates the core concepts, philosophies and programmes of Montessori, Froebel and Steiner’s early childhood education approaches.

WRITTEN FOR

The mandatory components of the Early Childhood Care and Education major QQI award (5M2009):
Level 5 Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773)
And the elective component:
Level 5 Approaches to Early Childhood Education (5N1763)

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ISBN

9780717157167

Publication Date

May 2013

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 208 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Section 1: Approaches to Early Childhood Education

Chapter 1: The Montessori Approach

Chapter 2: The Froebel Approach

Chapter 3: The Steiner Waldorf Approach

Chapter 4: The HighScope Approach

Chapter 5: Approaches to Early Childhood Education (5N1763): Assessment Guidelines

 

Section 2: Early Childhood Education and Play

Chapter 6: Introduction to Play

Chapter 7: Theories of Play

Chapter 8: Providing for Children's Play

Chapter 9: Books and Storytelling

Chapter 10: Play and the Early Years Curriculum

Chapter 11: Aistear

Chapter 12: Other Approaches to the Early Years Curriculum

Chapter 13: Assessment and Planning

Chapter 14: Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773): Assessment Guidelines

 

Appendix 1: Sample Aistear

Dimensions

247 x 190 mm

Author(s)

By Eilis Flood By Catriona Hardy

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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 a number of textbooks, including Child Development FETAC Levels 5 and 6, Assisting Children with Special Needs and co-author of Early Care & Education Practice and Early Childhood Curriculum FETAC Level 6.

Catriona Hardy, BSc, Advanced Dip Childcare/Montessori (3-6 and 6–12 years), teaches Childcare/Montessori Levels 5 and 6 at Drogheda Institute of Further Education and O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education, Dundalk. She is co-author of Early Care & Education Practice and Early Childhood Curriculum FETAC Level 6.

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