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.
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)
Table of Contents
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