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Understanding Transitions in the Early Years: Supporting Change through Attachment and Resilience
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UNDERSTANDING TRANSITIONS IN THE EARLY YEARS: SUPPORTING CHANGE THROUGH ATTACHMENT AND RESILIENCE

PAPERBACK BY O'CONNOR, ANNE

£21.99

ISBN
9781138678149
IMPRINT
ROUTLEDGE
 
 
EDITION
2ND NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
166 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
09 OCT 2017

DESCRIPTION

There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Successive changes can have a serious impact on young children and stress, separation and insecure attachments can affect not only a child's emotional health but also cognitive and intellectual development. Featuring new material on provision for two year olds, school readiness, and families and transitions, this thought-provoking text explains why transitions matter and provides practical guidance on how to support young children's developing emotional resilience and equip them to embrace change in the future. Aimed at practitioners and students, this fully-updated second edition: draws together evidence from neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and childcare practices; provides a context for practitioners to empathise with children and families as they relate to their own understanding of the impact of change and transition; looks at ways to reduce the number of transitions including the key person approach, and; offers guidance and practical strategies for practitioners, managers and head teachers for supporting children through transitions. Including case studies, examples of good practice and questions for reflection, Understanding Transitions in the Early Years emphasises the little things that practitioners can do for the individual children in their care, helping them to feel secure and confident when dealing with change.

CONTENTS

Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Attachment theory and transitions 2. Brain development and the impact of transitions 3. A `Patchwork of Services' - why do young children experience so many transitions? 4. Reflecting on our own experience of transition 5. Strategies for reducing transitions in the early years 6. Strategies to support children's well-being during transition Conclusion References and Further Reading Index