Book: Early Childhood Care and Education

Early Childhood Care and Education (0-4) Transdisciplinary approach
Early Childhood Care and Education (0-4) Transdisciplinary approach


Early Childhood Care and Education (0-4): A transdisciplinary approach takes a holistic approach to early childhood development (ECD) by integrating knowledge from various disciplines, such as education, social sciences, health sciences, and the creative arts. The large and diverse author team comprises 31 contributors from 15 higher education range of expertise. 

The transdisciplinary framework adopted in the text equips students with an integrated understanding of the development of the child and prepares educators and those who work in various fields of ECD to collaborate with a range of professionals and stakeholders in order to offer the best support for the young child.
Though specifically aimed at degrees in Education (ECCE birth to four focus), including the Bachelor of Education in ECCE and the Diploma in ECCE, the book can also be used across disciplines for relevant modules in social work, nursing sciences, psychology, and related subjects.

The book is also aimed at early childhood development practitioners and at staff in community-based organisations, private pre-primary schools, training colleges and in the National Development Agency and the Departments of Education, Health, and Social Development. It may be used as a practical workbook by all involved in ECD as part of short learning programmes in ECD.

Coming soon: Order a copy from academic booksellers or directly from Oxford University Press South Africa.

Dr Adéle Moodly is the Registrar at Rhodes University (appointed in 2017).