Birth to Big School Advance,
5th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170427364
Copyright 2020 | Published
432 pages | List Price: USD $61.25

Birth to Big School uses down-to-earth, practical examples to help you understand traditional areas of development, and links these to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Questions throughout the text get you to check your understanding of the content. Learning from real life scenarios helps you connect theory to practice, and reflective activities reinforce what you have learnt.


1 Introduction to child development
2 Moving
3 Language and communication
4 Cognitive development
5 Social and emotional development
6 Learning to get along with others
7 Playing, learning and development
8 Play and learning: babies and toddlers
9 Play and learning: pre-schoolers
10 Documentation and planning for learning

  • 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 to facilitate and enhance a blended learning delivery. Includes pre-learning quizzes, group activities and media quizzes

  • NEW Instructor's mapping grid

  • NEW margin definitions

  • UPDATED 'Consider this boxes', and a NEW case study feature to analyse in depth

  • NEW 'Go further' content - a resource for instructors to challenge students, encourage research, and deepen their knowledge of particular topics

  • Now with ten chapters instead of seven. More content on development of the child at different stages

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

  • Play and learning now split into stages to better demonstrate childhood development

  • A section on practical strategies and tips for student early childhood educators to learn and encourage children in the formation of friendships, support their transition to school, and to assist in promoting self esteem in children

  • Mapping to relevant qualifications

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