Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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SAGE, Oct 21, 2009 - Education - 240 pages
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With the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage, young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. This fully revised third edition of Marion Dowling's best selling book has been updated and expanded to include:

- personal ,social and emotional development in children 0-6 years

- an update on recent and current national developments which impact on young children's personal development

- comprehensive references to the Early Years Foundation Stage

- links to Early Years Professional Standards

- research on brain development and links to young children's well-being and learning

- aspects of work with children from culturally diverse backgrounds

- multi-agency working, including Children's Centres, extended schools and communities

Easy to read and including new case studies and points for practice this book is essential for students and practitioners.


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The Significance of Young Childrens Personal Social and Emotional Development
1 The Seeds of Confidence
2 Living and Learning with Others
3 Becoming Independent
4 Emotional WellBeing
5 Dispositions for Learning
6 Young Childrens Behaviour
7 Young Childrens Spirituality
8 Living in the Wider World
9 Outdoors a Haven for Personal Growth
10 Working with Families to Support Young Childrens Personal Growth
11 Being Alongside the Child

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About the author (2009)

Marion Dowling was involved in the pre-school playgroup movement, taught in London and was headteacher of a state nursery school. She was an educational adviser in two local authorities, a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, and has been involved in a number of government working parties on early years.  She now works as a trainer and consultant in the UK and overseas.

Marion is an experienced author and is vice president of Early Education, a national charity. 

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