The Child in Focus provides a comprehensive introduction for students beginning an early childhood education program.
The text incorporates the full range of the early years, from birth to age 3, and ages 4-8, while linking to specific subject areas.
Divided into three sections, Part 1 offers an introduction to childhood and the concepts which form early childhood education.
Part 2 covers discrete subject areas along with curriculum and pedagogy.
Part 3 focuses on professional practice and teaching skills, providing students with the grounding knowledge to continue in their degree.
The Child in Focus recognises the important role early childhood educators and teachers play in society and focuses on providing the foundational skills and knowledge for students to succeed in these roles.
Filled with contemporary content, The Child in Focus has a strong emphasis on the development of critical reflection for pre-service teachers and adaptability to respond to increasingly complex social and family issues.