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.
A critical foundation
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.
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 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.
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 Critical Guide to Outstanding Work-based Learning
A key text for all those undertaking placements or work-based learning in early years settings.
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.
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 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.
A Critical Alliance
A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.
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.
An essential text specifically aimed at all beginning teachers involved in early years and Reception teaching, to help develop outstanding professional practice.