Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12466
Title: The importance of early years education
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12466
Abstract: International definitions vary, but there is general agreement that early childhood consists of the time from birth until at least entry into primary schooling, although a number of states include children up until the age of eight years in the definition. Early childhood services are also subject to variations in definition, and are often given the name Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services to reflect their holistic nature. The United Nations argues that 'ECEC services and programmes support children's survival, growth, development and learning - including health, nutrition and hygiene, and cognitive, social, emotional and physical development...' (UNESCO, 2010, p. 3). This is a broader view than that taken traditionally, where early childhood was often positioned as: "a contentious add-on to education, rather than an integral part of it; and even more so for childcare because it is intimately tied with cultural notions of women's roles and rights, as well as with views about the robustness of young children and what they might need." (Penn, 2009, p. 22)
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Teaching Early Years: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, p. 20-32
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISBN: 9781742379951
Field of Research (FOR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/176623660
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 258
Views: 260
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Education

Files in This Item:
3 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

106
checked on Mar 2, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.