Child-Centred Competences for Early Childhood Education and Care

Welcome to the e-book Child-Centred Competences for Early Childhood Education and Care.

The book brings together four years of research undertaken by early childhood academics and educators to help articulate both what child-centredness means and what it looks like in practice . The e-book is divided into three chapters, each with two sections that help to structure a series of indicators. Each indicator provides a description, summary, resource, suggested points for reflection and further reading. You can go through each indicator in turn or use the table of contents to click to the ones that you most want to look at.

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