The Early Years Foundation Stage
Theory and Practice
- Ioanna Palaiologou - Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Early Childhood Curriculum | Observation
This new fourth edition of The Early Years Foundation Stage is fully updated to bring it in line with key changes in the revised EYFS.
What is included?
- A brand-new chapter on Reflective Practice
- Completely new content in fully revised chapters on Play; Pedagogical Documentation; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; and Children’s Health and Wellbeing
- New coverage of Baseline Assessment
- New and updated case studies throughout the book
- ‘Taking it Outside’ examples
- New coverage of self-regulation
This best-selling, market leading textbook provides students with a comprehensive and critical look at the EYFS curriculum. Encouraging students to look at the theory and policy context behind the EYFS, it helps them to relate it to their practice across all areas of the EYFS through case studies and examples, points for discussion, reflective tasks and further reading.
Ioanna Palaiologou is an Academic Associate at the UCL Institute of Education. She is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, with a specialism in child development and learning theories
Excellent overview of EYFS
An excellent update to this essential book
An excellent text for our HE students on the Foundation Degree and top-up Degree programmes. There are good sections for ‘points for discussion’, as well as the reflective tasks at the end of each chapter. Furthermore, the case studies enable links between theory and practice, to enable students to further develop working practice in their setting. Additionally, with ‘further reading’ materials and ‘useful websites’, which makes the publication an ideal source for the students to further explore key points of interest. Very good collaboration of authors across the chapter content.
A recommended book for Foundation Degree in Early Year students. Covers a range of topics, issues and curriculum areas. The 'points for discussion' are particularly useful to initiate conversations with students and to prompt their thinking and reflection on practice.
An excellent and comprehensive textbook
There is some very up to date ideas and theory that is good for the students to explore.
This is so helpful for many modules within the level 5 course. I have added this to the core reading list
Very comprehensive coverage of important issues in EYFS ranging from reflective practice to leadership and chapters focused on different areas of learning and development. Ana ccessible read.