Implementing Quality Improvement & Change in the Early Years
- Michael Reed - University of Worcester, UK
- Natalie Canning - The Open University
Continuing Professional Development | Early Childhood Education
Chapters focus on how settings can improve quality experiences for young children and how to implement strategies that lead to quality improvement.
Issues covered include:
- multi-disciplinary working
- evaluating impact through reflective practice
- creativity, digital technologies and play
- safeguarding young children
- leading practice and leading change
- working with parents
- improving the quality of student experience
This text allows students and practitioners to examine and reflect on practises that lead to creative Quality Improvement Strategies (QIS) in Early Years settings.
Michael Reed is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, Institute of Education: Centre for Early Childhood
Natalie Canning is a Lecturer in Early Years at The Open University.
'Making a strong case for quality in a time of change, this accessible book challenges assumptions and suggests positive directions for future, high quality, value based and reflective practice' -
Michael Gasper, Early Years Consultant and author of Multi-agency Working in the Early Years
An up to date and essential resource!
The book updates all current thinking, knowledge and understanding in relation to the fundamentals of establishing quality early years settings. Childminders are included which is useful as some students are childminders by trade. Reflective practice is a big part of the course and links specifically with the unit on quality.
Play, creativity,technology and leading practice are my specialist areas which I teach about within the units for year 1 and 2 but having this book helps students to reflect on aspects of quality within these elements.
I particularly like chapter 11: starting with the student. This is something to consider for the start of Yr1 and as new units of work have been written this book can help with the content and format of these.