Professionalism in the interdisciplinary early years team : supporting young children and their families
Professionals are no longer restricted by particular spaces or areas of knowledge and interprofessionalism is the key to delivering effective and efficient child focused services in challenging times.
Professionalism in the Interdisciplinary Early Years Team celebrates the professionalism of the varied practitioners who work with young children, bringing together contributions from academics and practitioners to share knowledge and expertise about the key services for young children and their families.
This accessible guide covers the key issues faced by early years practitioners, and moves on to consider particular roles within the early years team, including the early years professional, early years teacher, health professional, social worker, speech and language therapist and librarian.
The role each member of the early years team plays is explored, looking at professionalism through the dimensions of knowledge, education, skills, autonomy, values, ethics, reward.
This text will be invaluable to those studying early years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also be a useful resource for leaders in early years settings and established early years practitioners who are undertaking continuing professional development courses.