Published: 2013An 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)
Table of ContentsSection 1: Approaches to Early Childhood EducationChapter 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 Theme
Appendix 2: Referencing