School Readiness - a critical review of perspectives and evidence- TACTYC, October 2012
Annette Brooke MP's Westminster Debate on Summerborn Children
OECD Adult Skills Outlook, 2013
Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care. United Kingdom (England) OECD, 2012
What do they mean by readiness, Wendy Ellyatt, Early Years Educator, March 2011
Nurturing Children Should be everyone's business by former Children's Commissioner Sir Al Aynsley Green FRSA , July 2010
The Crisis in Early Education, The Alliance for Childhood, 2011
Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Key Findings
Effective Early Childhood Education - a Best Evidence Synthesis
Teacher-led activities produce better results - Oli de Botton, CfBT EDucation Trust, Nursery World, Sept 2010
Early Years Education - Perspectives from a Review of the International Literature, 2006, Insight, Scottish Executive Education Department
Play England's Research on the Importance of Play
A Manifesto for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Scientific Evidence by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk and Dorothy G. Singer
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education
produced for Education Scotland
Crisis in the Kindergarten - The Alliance for Childhood
Early childhood education and care provision: international review of policy, delivery and funding: final report. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, the University of Edinburgh, June 2013
What works in the Early Years? Synthesis of IES research on early intervention and early childhood education. US Institute of Education Sciences (IES), July 2013.
The Impact of Early Education on lifelong academic achievement, midlife adjustment, and longevity - report in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, July 2009
Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson argues for an education system that nurtures creativity rather than undermining it
The Social Agenda and Early Childhood Care by Emeritus Professor Philip Gammage
Preschool Academics: Learning What Comes Naturally by David Elkind
The Democratization of Learning - Wendy Ellyatt, Too Much, Too Soon, Hawthorn Press, 2011
A Science of Learning - Born Creative Collection, Wendy Ellyatt, Demos, 2010
Richard House - Too Much, Too Soon - Every Child Journal Vol 25
Richard House and Lilian Katz - Enabling a True Foundation - Early Years Educator (EYE) Focus Edition - Jan 2012
International Perspectives on Early Learning - presented at the OpenEYE Conference 2008
Learning for Well-being: a policy priority for children and youth in Europe. A Process for Change
Authors: Ilona Kickbusch with the collaboration of Jean Gordon, Daniel Kropf and Linda O’Toole.
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