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Early Childhood Collection

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD   

( 44 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

Brain research is discovering that certain windows of opportunities open for learning as developing neuroplasticity creates the conditions for greater amounts of information to be processed and absorbed.

THE CHALLENGES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD    

( 26 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

We know that 65% of today’s school children are expected to graduate into jobs that do not exist today, and automation will drive 375 million workers to switch occupational categories by 2030.

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD     

( 36 pages)   Member’s Price $14.95

For many generations students, parents teachers, home educators and education administrators have assumed that we all learn only when we are quiet and serious. When was it that the delivery of learning in our classrooms strayed from fun to dull, from play to work, and from active to quiet?

THE CONSEQUENCES OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES  

(29 pages)   Member’s Price $14.95

Stress is a normal and healthy part of development, but toxic stress can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity

EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT     

( 47 pages )  Member’s Price $14.95

In general, babies and toddlers have the same needs as older children: care, affection, attention, meaningful interactions, quality play materials and much more, but their specific needs are very different from those of older children, and not only in developmental terms.

AGES AND STAGES       

(30 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

The years between a child’s 2nd and 5th birthdays represent a period of rapid social, intellectual and emotional growth. At the same time overall physical growth is decelerating, while motor skills are being fine-tuned.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY          

(26 pages)   Member’s Price $14.95

Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PLAY AND LEARNING     

(39 pages ) Member’s Price $14.95

We have a big problem at the moment – education is becoming so dominated by a culture of standardised testing, by a particular view of intelligence and a narrow curriculum and education system, that we are flattening and stifling some of the basic skills and processes that creative achievement depends on.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES          

(72 pages)    Member’s Price $14.95

We have a big problem at the moment – education is becoming so dominated by a culture of standardised testing, by a particular view of intelligence and a narrow curriculum and education system, that we are flattening and stifling some of the basic skills and processes that creative achievement depends on.

PROVIDING CARE FOR CHILDREN      

 ( 34 pages )   Member’s Price $14.95

Children are growing up in a world increasingly flooded with information, in which they will have to deal with diverse opinions and uncertain claims, and to decide for themselves what is important and what is not. It is a world in which change is often rapid and unpredictable, and there is a constant need to adapt.

ESTABLISHING A PLAY GROUP    

( 21 pages)   Member’s Price $14.95

A playgroup is ‘a special place where everyone is someone special’ and where a tiny spark can start a blazing fire. The child will focus on the world around him, or her, and longs to understand it. She, or he, will want to know why things are the way they are. She, or he, will not have to be told to be curious; but will already be curious.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES          

(31 pages)   Member’s Price $14.95

We all know a child who ‘marches to the beat of a different drum’ So many times parents and teachers try to make these children conform to the norm. It is like the saying ‘fitting a square peg into a round hole’. What is best is to give love and encouragement. Appreciate the unique qualities of your children, keep them safe, and let them be the people they are.

UNDERTAKE SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING     

( 42 pages ) Member’s Price $14.95

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. This guide addresses the research and development of an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. It is suitable for setting up or existing micro and small businesses or a department in a larger organisation.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES     

(35 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

This guide addresses the outcomes required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness

ORGANISE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPMENT  

(23 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

The performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance, and to maintain required levels of competence

CONTRIBUTE TO EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE RELATIONS   

(21 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

The performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather information and maintain effective working relationships and networks, with particular regard to communication and representation

RISK AND HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT     

(20 pages) Member’s Price $14.95

Risk management is all about thinking ahead, anticipating situations that can lead to injury, covering financial costs and then taking steps to reduce the chance of those situations actually occurring. We can prevent many accidents, and injuries by identifying ‘accidents waiting to happen.

WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH DIVERSITY         

(40 pages )  Member’s Price $14.95

The performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise and interact productively with diversity in the workplace. It covers sensitive responses to, and interactions with, people from other cultures. 8 self-corrective assignments