The Big Picture Advance,
5th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170427357
Copyright 2020 | Published
404 pages | List Price: USD $61.25

The Big Picture, 5e examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an early childhood educator. It gives you a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This text supports training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will be introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges you may face when working with families and children. The author also emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional areas of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).


1 Working in children’s education and care
2 Complying with regulatory frameworks
3 Professional practices
4 Developing cultural competence
5 Work health and safety
6 Ensuring children's wellbeing and health
7 Supporting children's safety
8 Responsive care practices
9 Child protection
10 Sustainability: supporting children to connect with their world

  • Karen Kearns

    Karen Kearns Grad. Dip. Ed (Spec. Ed.), B Ed. (ECE), M Ed (ECE) has worked in teaching, consultancy, advocacy and legislative compliance, and lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is CEO of International Child Care College (ICCC), which delivers vocational education and training in Early Childhood Education and Care, face-to-face and online.

  • NEW MindTap with pre-learning quiz, group activity and video activities

  • NEW Instructor's mapping grid

  • NEW margin definitions

  • Extensive new content and updated scenarios on cultural competence

  • Updated legislation, guidelines and statistics around children's health and safety with new scenarios and reflective questions

  • Scenario-based learning activities to contextualise theory to workplace experience

  • Mapping to relevant qualifications

  • New sections on regulatory authorities, NQS self-assessment and rating, service philosophy, regulations and policies to embed students in the workplace environment

  • Extensive competency-based materials to support course delivery

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