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National Quality Standard - Revised Second Edition

Towards continuous quality improvement

This book assists early childhood educators, in whatever service or setting, to meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard. It covers each quality area, identifying the standards and addressing each element through a number of questions designed to stimulate professional reflection guide discussion and support early childhood educators as they identify their strengths and plan for improvement. In this way, professional learning plans can be identified and the deployment of limited resources more efficiently targeted.

Ages: 0-5 | Pages: 85 | Code: TS0316 | ISBN: 9781922530516

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Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.




Preface to the revised second edition4
Chapter 1 The road to reform5
Chapter 2 Towards a quality improvement plan10
Chapter 3 Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice16
Chapter 4 Quality Area 2 – Children’s health and safety25
Chapter 5 Quality Area 3 – Physical environment33
Chapter 6 Quality Area 4 – Staffing arrangements40
Chapter 7 Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children46
Chapter 8 Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities53
Chapter 9 Quality Area 7 – Governance and leadership62
Chapter 10 Active participation, practice and pedagogy70