CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. School Participation in Early Child care. 3. Scope of Curriculum Development Early Childhood Initiatives. 4. Early childhood initiatives. 5. Communication Disorder. 6. From Child development to human development. 7. Role of Private Sector in early child development. 8. Learning and Behavior throughout life. 9. Analytical Framework of Early Childhood Education. 10. Extending and Enriching Movement. 11. Training for Child Care workers. 12. Experimental learning in Action. 13. Quality child care. 14. Effective Child Care and Educaiton. 15. The State of the World's Children. 16. Broader Vision of Earl Education.
ECCE Comprises all the essential supports a young child needs to survive and thrive in life, as well as the supports a family and community need to promotes children's healthy development. This includes integrating health, nutrition, and intellectual stimulation, providing the opportunities for exploration and active learning, as well as providing the social and emotional care and nurturing a child needs in order to realize her/his human potential and play an active role in their families and later in their communities. The current trends in the field of early childhood care and education is elaborately discussed in the present volume. It is hoped that this work will be an essential reading for all those concerned with the care, education and development of children.