Recent years have seen increasing participation of under-two-year-olds in early childhood education. This literature review draws together relevant research evidence to better understand what quality early childhood education for children under-two-years of age should look like. Author s : Carmen Dalli, E. The results of this literature review provide strong incentives for policy-makers to maintain optimum ratios of adults to infants, ongoing training including in the specialist area of infant pedagogy, and environments which facilitate low levels of stress. Research shows these variables to be of particular importance in the education and care of infants under two years of age for two key reasons. Firstly, with responsibility for a smaller number of infants, and ongoing training that keeps abreast of specialised knowledge and skills, adults are more likely to be attuned to very young children.
Defining and measuring the quality of Early Learning and Child Care: A literature review
Literature Review | importance of play in early childhood
See our resources page for information, support and best practices. Due to the current restrictions in place, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for details. An explanation of each key theorist is guided by a clear structure, including:. Packed full of case studies, activities, points for discussion, extended and recommended reading, this is a fantastic resource for students and teachers who want to build a strong foundation in learning theories, to enable them to support the young children in their care as effectively as possible. A great starting point for Foundation Stage students who need some grounding in EY theory.
Early years learning and development : literature review