Early Childhood Education and Care
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- 101 Music Games for Children Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song
- A-Z of play in early childhood
- Child development and behaviour 0-8: a journey through the early years
- Child-initiated learning: positive relationships in early years
- Enabling environments in early years: making for provision for high quality and challenging learning experiences in early years settings
- Every nursery needs a garden: a step-by-step guide to creating and using a garden with young children
- Music for early learning songs and musical activities to support children's development
- Vygotsky in action in the early years the 'key to learning' curriculum
- EduTV on Informit Provides content across a range of learning areas including Business, Economics, Health, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Media Studies, Performing Arts,Politics, Government, Religious Studies, Science, Technology, Society, Culture, Visual Arts and Design. As well as significant documentaries Informit EduTV also includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Informit EduTV continues to grow by up to 80 programs a week, making it an invaluable contemporary and historical resource for teaching and learning.
- TVNews on Informit Provides online access to news, current affairs and selected documentary programs that have been broadcast on Australian television such as Four Corners, Catalyst and Cutting Edge.
- Child of our time series (EduTV)
- The Life series: A ground breaking longitudinal study of a group of Australian children. Life at 1 - Life at 3 - Life at 5 - Life at 7 Life at 9 (EduTV)
- Beginnings of life: from conception to baby
- Child development theorist: Freud to Erikson to Spock and beyond
- Infants: physical development
- Toddlers: social and emotional development
- The wonder year: first year development and shaping the brain
- Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Childhood Education
- Children and Youth Services Review
- Infant Behavior and Development
- International Journal of Children's Rights
- YC Young Children
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- Association for Children with a Disability
- Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria
- Early Childhood Australia
- NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children (US)
- NOSHA - National Out of School Hours Services Association
- Australia Children's Education and Care Quality Authority(ACECQA)
- Australian Institute of Family Studies
- Child Australia
- Child Family Community Australia
- Early Childhood Intervention Australia
- Environmental Education in Early Childhood Vic. Inc.(EEEC)
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- LifeMatters on ABC Radio National - a unique daily interview program about social change and day-to-day life. Listen to an MP3 or subscribe to a podcast or listen in Monday to Friday 9am. Repeated Monday to Thursday 9pm.
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