This groundbreaking book explores infants’ excellent functionality to review and presents a reflective technique to educating impressed by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Each chapter attracts from evaluation and precise-life toddler care settings for instance how infants are robust investigators, intent on making sense of the world spherical them. Pre- and inservice professionals working with infants and their households will uncover on this book worthwhile insights into discover ways to design an toddler care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with households. The book provides simple-to-understand options to questions that embrace: What do I’ve to seek out out about how the thoughts develops all through infancy? What does educating appear to be with kids beneath age three? How do infants work out the difficult code of language, collectively with the acquisition of quite a few languages? Does a toddler’s experience have one thing to do with later success in class and in life? What types of play provides assist infants’ learning? What types of insurance coverage insurance policies and practices end in worthwhile group-care packages for infants? Shopper-nice choices of this book embrace vignettes, footage of toddler lecture rooms, diagrams and instructive charts, evaluation highlights, and questions for reflection.
“From its clear rationalization of the creating thoughts of a kid to its enlightened presentation on the paintings of reflective childcare, I see what variety of events I am going to use this work as a helpful useful resource. . . . Developing on key evaluation from toddler enchancment, psychology, and neuroscience, Maguire-Fong invites reflection on what it means to point out and to review when working with infants and toddlers.”
—From the Foreword by J. Ronald Lally, codirector of the Center for Teenager and Family Analysis at WestEd, and author of For Our Infants
“Mary Jane Maguire-Fong explores deeply the connections between state-of-the-paintings science on youthful kids's enchancment, public insurance coverage insurance policies affecting households, and biggest apply inside the care and education of very youthful kids. [This] is crammed with so many good ideas, evocative illustrations, and smart points—all knit collectively in an nearly lyrical narrative style. An beautiful, obligatory study for anyone serious about supporting our youngest kids.”
—Ross A. Thompson, Distinguished Professor, Division of Psychology, School of California, Davis
“Proper right here is each little factor you ever wanted to seek out out about very youthful kids as ‘born researchers’—how they work together with the world so new to them and invite us to play with them in shared which suggests-making. This book explores every side of early enchancment and invites us to review with the kids, as we order time, space, and stuff to reply their curiosity.”
—Elizabeth Jones, faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks Faculty