Early Childhood Education/Early Years

Debra Laxton and Marilyn Leask with inputs from the MESH Early Years Editorial Board | View as single page | Feedback/Impact
Early Childhood Education/Early Years
Effective learning
Activities and Types of Play
Case Studies


The practices outlined in this MESHGuide draw on research findings from many disciplines. The focus on early years education is often said to be on the development of the ‘whole child’. In reading this guide we hope you will find it easy to see how research from neuroscience is linked to that related to fine and gross motor skill development, which is linked to physical development, which is linked to nutrition and so on.

The materials referenced below provide further reading.