Child Care & Education Fourth Edition is the ideal textbook for the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE) and Children's Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) S/NVQs at Levels 3 and 4. It is also the core text for a wide range of other Early Years courses -- including BTEC courses, Foundation Degrees and Higher Education courses. This best-selling book: * embraces the principles of inclusion for everyone * is fully updated in line with the very latest CACHE DCE specification * provides students with the essential underpinning knowledge for coursework, exams and professional practice * promotes understanding of best practice by using tasks, activities and case studies * contains a useful grid mapping chapters to the Levels 3 and 4 CCLD S/NVQ units * includes a comprehensive glossary and bibliography * now includes a CD-Rom in every copy. A brand new CD-Rom included in the back of the book provides enjoyable opportunities for study. It includes learning and self-testing features such as multiple-choice questions, fill-the-gap and spot-the-hazard exercises, as well as charts to use for activities and observations.
A comprehensive list of additional resources is also included.