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.
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)
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
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.