The earliest years of a child’s life play a critical role in their development.
A strong, stable foundation from which children can grow and thrive is essential to ensure that they maximise their potential in the primary and secondary stages of education.
Critical Publishing offer a vast array of early years texts that we believe are the most informed, critical and accessible books in today’s market.
Subject and Pedagogic Knowledge
Essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics, providing comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics.
A Critical Alliance
A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.
An up to date multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children that supports child development modules on a variety of university courses.
Early Years Development from Conception to 5
A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.
An examination of the current structure of the early childhood education and care workforce in different countries, each of which represents a distinct philosophical tradition.
A Critical Guide to Outstanding Work-based Learning
A key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning in early years settings.
Suitable for students on all early years courses that include a module on global childhoods, this text examines how culture and society shape childhoods through considering the lived experiences of children internationally.
A concise and up to date text for students and practitioners that looks specifically at children’s learning through movement and the implications of this understanding for practice in early years settings.
Beyond the Surface
This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.
A critical foundation
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.
Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support primary-aged children with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools.
Rediscovering early years pedagogy and principles
This book provides early years teacher educators with critical guidance to explore the enduring philosophies and principles of early years’ pedagogy and to creatively interpret and communicate these to those they are training to be teachers and professionals.
Essential support for all trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts, helping them to understand and mitigate against the risk factors of mental health needs in children from birth to 5.