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Additional resources

Core resources

Arthur, L Beecher, B Dockett, S Farmer, S & Death, E 2008, Programming and planning in early childhood settings, 4th edn, Cengage Learning, South

Other resources

Bedrova, E & Leong, D. 2007, Tools of the mind: the Vygotskian approach to early childhood education, 2nd edn, Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Bentzen, W. R. 2000, Seeing young children: A guide to observing and recording behaviour, Delmar, Albany.

Carter, M & Curtis D 2003, Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, Redleaf Press, USA

Clarke, H 2003, The New Useful Book: Songs and Ideas from ABC Play School, updated edn, ABC Enterprises, Australia.

Curtis D & Carter M 2008, Learning together with young children: a curriculum framework for reflective teachers, Pademelon Press, Castle Hill, N.S.W.

Curtis, D. & Carter, M. 2002, The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching, Redleaf Press, Canada.

Dodge, D. & Colker, L., 2002, The creative curriculum for early childhood, 4th edition, Teaching Strategies Inc. Washington

Faragher, J & MacNaughton, G., 1998, Working with young children guidelines for good practice, 2nd edn, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne.

Gonzalez-Mena J 2008, Foundations of early childhood education: teaching children in a diverse society, McGraw Hill, Boston.

Greenman. J., Stonehouse A., 2008, Prime Times. A handbook for Excellence in Infant and Toddler Programs, 2nd edn, Addison, Wesley Longman Aust.

Helm J & Beneke S 2003, The power of projects: meeting contemporary challenges in early childhood classrooms: strategies and solutions, Teachers College Press New York, NY.

Helm, J. & Katz, L., 2001, Young investigators: the project approach in the early childhood years, Teachers’ College Press, NY.

Hendrick, J, 2007, Total learning: developmental curriculum for the young child, Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Jones E, Evans K, Stritzel Rencken, K, 2001, The Lively Kindergarten – Emergent Curriculum in Action, NAEYC, Washington

Kearns, K. 2007, Birth to Big School, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Kolbe U, 2004 Mia-mia: a new vision for day care, series, (videorecording), Change Focus Media, Sydney.

Lady Gowrie Child Centre, 1997, More than one way to plan: A practical approach to planning in early childhood, Lady Gowrie Child Centre, Sydney.

Lubawy, J 2007, Pancakes and red buckets: creating an emergent curriculum with children aged birth to five years, Joy and Pete Consulting, Mt. Austin, NSW.

Lubawy, J 2009, Visions of creativity in early childhood: connecting theory, practice and reflection, Pademelon Press, Castle Hill, N.S.W.

Musson, S. 1999, School-aged Care: theory & practice, 2nd edn, Addison-Wesley, Canada.

Network of Community Activities, 2002, Trouble Free Transitions: A guideline to help centres move smoothly through the various transitions within Out of School Hours Services, Network of Community Activities, Surry Hills, NSW.

Nilson, B. 2001, Week by Week: Plans for Observing and Recording Young Children, 2nd edn, Delmar Publishing, NY.

Smith, W 2007, Creative planning, Network of Community Activities, Surry Hills, NSW.

Stonehouse, A, 2002, NSW Curriculum Framework: the practice of relationships: essential provisions for children’s services, Office of Child Care, NSW Department of Community Services. Available from:

Whitaker D 2003, After-school transition activities: the ready set go! guide to strategies that work, School-Age Notes, Nashville, Tenn.

Relevant journals

Australian Journal of Early Childhood. The Journal of Early Childhood Australia Inc.

Broadside – The Community Child Care Monthly Newsletter. Community Child Care Co-operative Ltd. (NSW)

Child Care Exchange. The early childhood Leaders Magazine. (United States)

Every Child. The magazine of the Australian Early Childhood Association.

Gowrie RAP: Reflections. This is the quarterly magazine of the Gowrie Australia Consortium.

Jigsaw. The magazine of the National Family Day Care Council of Australia

Network News. A quarterly publication of the Network of Community Activities.

Putting Children First. The quarterly newsletter of the National Childcare Accreditation Council Inc.

Rattler. The children’s service magazine (quarterly). Community Child Care Co-operative Ltd. (NSW)

Totline. Quarterly magazine of Playgroup NSW Inc. & Playgroup Queensland

Young Children. The National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington.

Websites and online resources

ABC Kids:

Australian Early Development Index:

Child Development Institute:

Community Child Care Cooperative:

Early Childhood Australia:

Everything preschool:

Federal Government Virtual Children's Hub:

Growing Lifestyle:


Kids spot:

Lady Gowrie Child Centre, Sydney:

Network of Community Activities. Resources and Information for OOSH Services:

Perpetual preschool:

Project approach:

Raising Children Network:

Zero to three: