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Author: John Oates

Find out more about child development in the early years

Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2013

Download the Early Years Developmental Journal to find out more about child development in the early years, and how you can record a child’s progress.

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Mother, baby and child development officer Would you like to find out more about child development in the early years, and how you can record a child’s progress?

The Early Years Developmental Journal has been produced by John Oates and Silvana Mengoni in the Child and Youth Research Group at The Open University.

It is designed for families, practitioners and others to use as a way of recording, celebrating and supporting children’s progress.

It is also for anyone who would like to find out more about children’s development in the early years.

It supports key working by helping everyone involved with a child to share what they know and discuss how best to work together to support development and learning.

The Journal links closely with Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage and is based on extensive analysis of a wide range of developmental assessment tools.

The Journal is part of the Early Support programme, funded by the Department for Education. You can download it free of charge.


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