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Written to support delivery of units in the Diploma of Children’s Services, this text explores children’s development, and the skills and philosophies needed to design programs for individual children and groups.
Each of the books in the award-winning Working in Children’s Services Series has been written to assist students in attaining the skills and knowledge required to achieve a Children’s Services qualification. With its easy-to-read style and engaging full-colour presentation, this series is an excellent resource for students.
Chapter 1: Frameworks for Learning
What Do We Want for Children?
Chapter 2: Gathering Information for Learning
Gathering Information for Learning
The Social and Emotional Environment
Chapter 3: Planning for Learning: Social Development
Relationships in a Socio-Cultural Context
Emotional and Social Wellbeing
Guiding Children’s Behaviour
Chapter 4: Planning for Learning: Supporting Language and Communication
Supporting Language Acquisition: The Role of the Practitioner
Languages Other than English (LOTE)
Chapter 5: Planning for Learning: Cognitive Development
Aspects of Cognitive Development
Strategies to Support Cognitive Development
Planning for Learning
Chapter 6: Planning for Learning: Physical Development
Factors that Influence Physical Growth and Development
Chapter 7: Support for Learning: Children with Additional Needs
Children with Additional Needs: A Theoretical Perspective
Planning for Inclusion
Working with Other Agencies
Ways of ‘Seeing’ Children
Developmental and Behavioural Alerts
Monitoring and Review
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together
Early Childhood Pedagogy
Karen Kearns M.Ed. (EC), B.Ed. (EC), Grad.Dip.Ed. (Spec.Ed.), Dip.Teach. (EC) and Cert. IV Assessment and Workplace Training.
Karen is the founder of an RTO specialising in child care and has been actively involved in early childhood education as a teacher, Children’s Services Advisor, lecturer and consultant. She is co-author of several early childhood texts and has a special interest in the management of children’s services.
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