Judith Duncan and Sarah Te One * Building communities: Begins in the early years
Judith Duncan * Working with strengths: Building resilience in communities and families
Robyn Munford * Families and young children in Arizona: Stories from a contextualized statewide study
Beth Blue Swadener, Jamie Joanou, and Dawn Holiday * Beyond heteronormativity: Hospitality as curriculum
Debora Lee * Integrated Services in Australia
Jennifer Sumsion, Fraces Press, and Sandie Wong * Disturbing cultures of incarceration: Resilience, the struggle for normality and the imprisoned family
Rachel Holmes, Liz Jones, and Maggie MacLure * Creating community through connections in SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children's Education)
Sarah Te One and Val Podmore * Active adult participation in early childhood centres: Community well-being
Judith Duncan * Collaborative play as new methodology: Co-constructing knowledge of early child development in The CHILD Project
Hillel Goelman and Jayne Pivik * Conclusion and final comments
"This edited collection reconceptualizes the place of early childhood education within communities. Contributors present a shift in the lens of the teachers and management within early childhood services to incorporate new ways of working with, alongside, and in collaboration with family, whanau (a Maori term referring to an extended family), and the wider community. "-- Provided by publisher.
"This edited international collection reconceptualizes the place of early childhood education and care services (ECEC) within communities, and challenges traditional approaches to family involvement and partnerships in ECEC. Using a range of theoretical positions, the authors present research-based discussions from five countries which challenge existing ECEC discourses of child-centeredness. In this book teachers and a range of professionals working with children together with researchers explore pedagogy in ECEC as sites for building socially just, inclusive, democratic communities which enhance families' sense of belonging, connectedness, resilience and identity"-- Provided by publisher.