People Under Three: Young Children in Day Care

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Education - 291 pages
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People Under Three translates child development theory and research into everyday practice. Focussing on the group day care of very young children, it is designed specifically for those who look after them day by day, as well as policy makers, administrators and the managers of child care services. All the practical ideas in the book have been developed and tested in nurseries and family centres. They include detailed guidance on educational play for babies and toddlers and how to care for children's emotional needs. The book also explores the difficult area of child protection and working with parents and children with a variety of problems.

People Under Three is an established text for all those training to work with young children or managing day care facilities. This new edition has been completely updated to take account of the expansion and radical changes which have taken place in child care provision since the book was first published and includes new chapters on assessing the quality of care and short-term and intermittent care.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Day care in context
7
2 Organizing space for living learning and playing
20
3 The key person
40
4 Managing and working in a day care centre
57
5 Babies in day care
81
6 The Treasure Basket
96
7 The second year of life
112
11 Out of doors
178
12 Bridging the childs two worlds
201
13 Children in difficulties
219
14 Safeguarding children
238
15 Looking ahead
255
Suggestions for further reading
259
Videos
262
References
265

8 Heuristic play with objects
129
9 Children in their third year
143
10 Mealtimes
165
Name index
281
Subject index
285
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About the author (2004)

Sonia Jackson OBE is Emeritus Professor at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University College London. She has previously worked as a clinical psychologist, teacher and social worker and undertook the first research which revealed the neglect of education for children in care. Since then she has led major research studies and published many books and articles on improving their educational opportunities. She is a Patron of the Who Cares? Trust and the Letterbox Club.

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