Now in its 5th edition, the bestselling and award-winning textbook series by Karen Kearns has been developed to assist students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to achieve a vocational Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.
Each textbook comes with a range of additional classroom resources including:
Power points presentations
Quizzes, case studies, activities and discussion topics
Access to Cengage Brain
Paper back and electronic copies available from Cengage Learning. Click here to access Cengage Learning
Winner – 2017 Australian Publishers Association EPAA Teaching and Learning Resource, TAFE & Vocational Education
“A wide range of pedagogical elements encourage students to reflect on their learning and consider the connection between real-world theory and context. Perfectly designed to engage the early childhood market, with strong links to industry standards to support the transition to practice. Alive, bright and fun – all you would expect of a resource in this market."
"The Big Picture, 4e is written to support training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. It provides students with a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment, whilst helping to bridge the gap between theory and best practice. It is designed to address the relevant units of competency in a holistic and integrated way while covering the skills and knowledge students need to be deemed competent in this qualification. The text also examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an effective early childhood educator. Students are introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges faced by educators when working with families and children. In addition, Kearn’s emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). The Big Picture, 4e is a highly visual and engaging text for students, or anyone wanting to undertake study in Early Childhood Education and Care.”
Available for both the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the toolkit offers a comprehensive and scaffolded approach to learning and assessment mapped to each unit of competence. The assessments are in MS-Word format, to allow for ease of customisation and contextualisation.
Individualised to each unit of competency including:
Knowledge (theory) tasks
Practical (workplace) tasks
Trainer led Observations
The Focal Point Learning Modules are a series of videos that support the volume of learning for key concepts in the Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications. Each module includes a learning objective and a self-check quiz to reinforce learning.
Available for both the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the MyECC LMS is a purpose-built e-learning and assessment platform allowing RTO’s to fast track a quality online learning and assessment training program.
Designed to support a concise learning experience:
Easy for students and trainers to navigate, track and participate
Flexible individualised learning and assessment plans
Audit ease, with all evidence of learning accessible, printable and in the one place.