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Birth to Big School : 3rd Edition : Working in Early Childhood Education and Care Series - Karen Kearns

Birth to Big School : 3rd Edition

Working in Early Childhood Education and Care Series

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Published: 28th November 2013
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Birth to Big School is written to support delivery of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Part of the Working in Early Childhood Education and Care series it provides a practical introduction to early childhood development.

This edition covers the following key points:

  • An introduction to concepts and principles relating to child development, and looks at play as a learning strategy for young children
  • Physical development, including gross and fine motor skills
  • Cognitive development, language and communication and literacy skills
  • Development of the closely related social and emotional domains, including key developments such as trust, attachment, autonomy and self-esteem
  • The provision of appropriate play environments and experiences that support children’s development and learning, including an introduction to observing and documenting children’s learning
  • The key elements of a quality early childhood program
New to the Third Edition:

Extensively updated to include coverage and links to:
  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • The National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • The National Law and Regulations
  • The National Quality Standards (NQS)

  • Developed to support the 2013 Children’s Services Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.
  • Completely updated and revised to include changes in government policy, industry and the qualification.
  • New scenarios and new ‘Think About’, ‘Discussion’ and ‘Activities’ questions in each chapter to put theory learnt into context and encourage students to reflect on their learning individually and with their peers.
  • New structure of content making it easier to navigate through and follow, along with new visual design and updated images.
About the Author

Karen is the founder of an RTO specialising in child care and has been actively involved in early childhood education as a teacher, Children’s Services Advisor, lecturer and consultant. She is co-author of several early childhood texts and has a special interest in the management of children’s services.

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    Wonderful textbook reference

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    Great resource especially if studying your diploma

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      Great textbook if studying your early childhood courses. It's got great examples and descriptions of all the content in the courses, and it's easy to find within the book.

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          Chapter 1 Introduction to child development
          Chapter 2 Moving
          Chapter 3 Thinking and talking
          Chapter 4 Socialising
          Chapter 5 Playing
          Chapter 6 Play and learning
          Chapter 7 Documentation

          ISBN: 9781486001507
          ISBN-10: 1486001505
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Published: 28th November 2013
          Edition Number: 3