Presents a detailed and in-depth picture of early years development, particularly of developmental processes and interactions. Emphasizes appropriate pedagogical approaches and the implications for adults who work with young children.
Ostroff highlights the processes that propel learning, and distills the research into a synthesis of the most important, takeaway ideas that teachers will need as they design their pedagogy and curriculum.
Examines key influential approaches to early years care as well as some less well-known systems from around the world. Provides students with a good grounding in the international context of early years, the provenance of different early years approaches and principles, and the influences on their own countries' provision.