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Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months : 4th Edition  - Karen Kearns

Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months

4th Edition

Book with Other Items

Published: 14th October 2016
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Birth to Big School is designed to support the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a holistic and integrated way while addressing the relevant units of the Training Package. The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) by using down-to-earth practical examples. Questions enable students to check their understanding of the content and provide a reference point to the NQS.

New to the Edition

  • Key terms in bold


  • New Consider This boxes on key physical development factors, and subjects such as “W sitting” and “toe walking”


  • Additional material, requested by market, on social theory such as 'Albert Bandura and social learning theory' and 'Erik Erikson's lifespan theory'


  • New In Practice boxes on subjects such as identifying emotional and behavioural problems


  • Expanded discussion of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices


  • Extensive revision of chapter 6 New material on 'Heuristic play'; Expanded discussion of 'Visual art experiences'; New section on 'Risky play'; New sections on 'STEM,' 'Technology' and 'Engineering'; Discussion of 'provocations' and updated information on'projects and collections'; New section on 'Small world play'; Reworked section on 'Play that supports emergent literacy'


  • In chapter 7 New sections on capturing the children's learning through 'Videos,' 'Photographs' and 'The child's voice'; New material on 'The daily program'


  • New student and instructor resources – for the instructor NEW – additional cases with extension activities on SSO as well as PowerPoints, Testbank and mapping; for the student – NEW CourseMate Express with revision quizzes, competency based activity sheets, online research activities


  • New section on 'Emergent literacy' 'Literacy for babies and toddlers' as well as Revised and updated discussion of 'Play that supports emergent literacy'


About the Author

Karen Kearns M. Ed. (EC), B. Ed. (EC), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Spec. Ed) Dip. Teach (EC), Cert. IV Training and Assessment. Karen is an early childhood professional and CEO of International Child Care college. Karen believes that being an educator/teacher in early childhood settings is both challenging and rewarding. A long-time advocate for educators, Karen is passionate about the importance of supporting educators in their critical role with young children and families.

1. Introduction to child development

2. Moving

3. Thinking and talking

4. Socialising

5. Playing

6. Play and learning

7. Documentation and planning

ISBN: 9780170369343
ISBN-10: 017036934X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 14th October 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0  x 1.6
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised