This book explains how educators can:
- develop a deeper understanding of children’s agency
- adapt their practice to enable agency enactment
- interact with children in a way that encourages and supports agency in the early childhood setting.
The book draws on research to explain components of children’s agency, such as initiative and consideration of others, and highlights the way in which educator practice can either enable or constrain agency. The book also offers a range of strategies that educators can incorporate into everyday planning and practice to help children become active agents who can make decisions and pursue outcomes that are meaningful to them.