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Early Years Magazine - Issue 4

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Last updated 22 February 2010 20:52 by ncetm_administrator

Early Years Magazine - Issue 4Italian flag style illustration

This month’s issue focuses on the Reggio Emilia approach to pre-school education. Helen Williams talks about it in her article and Lydney Early Years Centre extended the approach into the Reception classes. But what is it? Read Focus on to find out. 


Editor's Entrée
Catch up on some new Early Years resources, including children’s documentaries – by children for children. Now is the time to apply for Teacher Enquiry Funded Projects and to book your place at BCME7.
Ideas Box
It’s here, waiting for you in the Early Years Forum: add your ideas now!
Focus on
The Reggio Emilia approach to pre-school education
Both this month’s research article and the case study refer to the Reggio Emilia approach. But what exactly is the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education?
R4U - Research for You
This month’s article is from Helen Williams, who is a freelance educational consultant specialising in the Early Years. Helen writes about her recent NCETM Teacher Enquiry Funded Project on maths through role-play which was also featured in the recent Guardian supplement Do the maths. If you missed the supplement, contact us and we'll send a copy out to you.
Case study
Lydney Early Years Centre in Gloucestershire explored extending the Reggio Emilia approach into the Reception year to help create a more successful transition. Find out how they went about it and what the results were. We also have a bonus case study exploring how Newburn Manor Nursery School build a more solid foundation through play.
Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues
What makes an effective pre-school setting? Take a look at this study, which followed the progress of 3 000 children, aged 3+, in 141 pre-school settings in six English Local Authorities.
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