The bestselling and award-winning Working in Early Childhood Education and Care Series has been developed to assist students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to achieve a vocational Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.
‘The Big Picture’ – by Karen Kearns
‘Frameworks for Learning & Development’ – by Karen Kearns
‘Birth to Big School’ – by Karen Kearns
‘The Business of Child Care’ – by Karen Kearns
These textbooks form a crucial part of the learning process and help to broaden the understanding of working in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry. With a focus on supporting training, these textbooks come with a range of additional classroom resources including:
Power points presentations for every chapter
Classroom quizzes, case studies, activities and discussion topics
Access to Cengage Brain for student self-study activities
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.”
Designed to support the delivery of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Get Set Assess 2013 is a comprehensive assessment tool kit containing Knowledge Tasks, Practical Skills Tasks and Observable Tasks for 32 individual units of competency. All assessment tasks are mapped to the latest version of the Training Package and Assessment Requirements including Elements and Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions.
This toolkit includes Trainer versions with suggested answers, student versions ready to be used, additional reading and reference materials including links to the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework for all 32 units. Also included in the package is a Course Overview, Trainer Guide, Supervisor Information Booklet, Student Templates and Trainer introductions to each unit of competence. Get Set Assess is provided in editable MS-Word based documents making it easy to brand and modify files as per the Training Provider’s needs.
Get Set Assess 2013
Assessment toolkit for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Get Set Assess 2013 v8 is a complete assessment package for the 2013 Early Childhood Education and Care Training Packages.
Includes 33 units of competency and is guaranteed for the life of the training package with regular FREE updates provided.
Get Set Assess 2019 – Coming Soon
We are currently preparing NEW Assessment toolkits for CHC30120 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. These qualifications are due to be endorsed in late 2020.
Contact us to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when they’re available to purchase.
The video portfolio contains over 80 individual videos (approximately 4 hours in length) filmed on location at Australian Early Child Care Services. They capture quality interactions between staff, children, parents and other stakeholders, and provide valuable insights from experienced Educators and Early Childhood Professionals about their daily routines and experiences. Each video has a supporting trainer guide which provides:
key learning summaries
additional notes and/or readings to extend learning
suggested activities and/or discussion topics for AQF level 3 and AQF level 5 students
mapping against the ECEC competencies, the EYLF and the NQS.
The videos offer flexible options for experienced trainers to improve the learning experience and ensure quality outcomes for students.
This package includes all e-learning content as well as a custom LMS designed around daily operations of an RTO.
Designed for all key stakeholders including:
Students – hundreds of hours of learning content with straight forward application of assessment
Trainers – track student progression with instant reporting and participation summaries
Assessors – custom marking processes designed to meet the ASQA record keeping requirements
Workplace Supervisors – view student participation as well as learning activities and assessment feedback
Managers – track what’s happening in your RTO
This resource is perfect for RTO’s who are interested in moving to an online training environment or for RTO’s who want to move away from an existing LMS and want the benefits of a platform written for the Australian VET Framework.
RTO’s will get the benefits of:
Online assessment making it easy for students to participate in tasks
Engaging and easy to use format that focus on student progression
Trainer tracking and participation summaries
Easy to use marking processes with auto Summary Records of Assessment
Instant student progress reports
Easy to access and use, engaging for students with participations summaries available for trainers, this resource offers a unique opportunity for RTO’s to enter the online age of training without the cost burden.