Early Childhood Education: A Training Manual is a companion volume to Enhancing the Skills of Early Childhood Trainers (also available as Low Cost Edition at UNESCO Publishing). Both books aim at giving trainers an experience of what active learning should be. They advocate a lerner-centred approach and the creation of an environment through which new knowledge and competencies can be acquired and applied to concrete situations.
The Manual emerged from the actual experience and activities developed during the Early Childhood Joint Training Initiative, launched by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, UNICEF, UNESCO and Save the Children(USA) in Africa during three years. Practical and easy to follow, encouraging personal and cultural interpretations, the Manual is of interest to early childhood trainers worldwide and to trainers of primary school teachers.