Guide to the NQS reference list

The Guide to the NQS chapter, within the Guide to the NQF, draws from a number of useful resources and publications. These are listed below for further reading.  

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice

  • Ailwood, J., Boyd, W., & Theobald, M. (Eds.) (2016). Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia: Practices and Perspectives, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia.
  • Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S. & Farmer, S. (2015). Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings (6th ed.), Cengage Learning, Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource List, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-1-e…, last updated 2016. 
  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2016). Occasional Paper 1, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/research#OP, last updated 2017. 
  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (2016). The Arts, retrieved 16 August 2017 from https://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/learning-areas-subjects/the-arts
  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority & Early Childhood Australia (2011). Foundations for Learning: Relationships Between the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://foundationinquirylearning.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2013/06/ECA_A…
  • Australian Early Development Census (2014). Our Children, Our Communities, Our Future, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.aedc.gov.au/, last updated 2015.
  • Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
  • Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
  • Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.
  • Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia. 
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission and Early Childhood Australia (2014). Supporting Young Children’s Rights: Statement of Intent, retrieved 16 September 2017 from https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/supporting_young_chi…
  • Berk, L. (2013). Child Development (9th ed.), Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA.
  • Campbell, C., Jobling, W. & Howitt, C. (2015). Science in Early Childhood (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Cheeseman, S. & Fenech, M. (2012). The Early Years Learning Framework: Essential Reading for the National Quality Standard, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Chng, A. (2015). Documenting Children’s Learning, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Cologon, K. (Ed.) (2014). Inclusive Education in the Early Years: Right from the Start, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Curtis, D. & Carter, M. (2013). The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching (2nd ed.), Redleaf Press, St. Paul, MN.
  • Degotardi, S. & Pearson, E. (2014). The Relationship Worlds of Infants and Toddlers: Multiple Perspectives from Early Years Research and Practice, Open University Press, Maidenhead, England.
  • Donohue, C. (Ed.) (2014). Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, Routledge & The National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC. 
  • Early Childhood Australia (2017). Research in Practice Series, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/research-pra…
  • Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (Eds.) (2016). Play in Early Childhood Education: Learning in Diverse Contexts (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Education Services Australia (2016). Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au
  • Ewing, R., Callow, J. & Rushton, C. (2016). Language and Literacy in Early Childhood, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Farrell, A. & Pramling Samuelsson, I. (Eds.) (2016). Diversity in the Early Years: Intercultural Learning and Teaching, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Fleer, M. (2013). Play in the Early Years, Cambridge University Press, London, England.
  • Fleer, M. & Raban, B. (2007). Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice, Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Canberra, Australia.
  • Fleet, A., De Gioia, K. & Patterson, C. (2016). Engaging With Educational Change: Voices of Practitioner Inquiry, Bloomsbury, London, England.
  • Fleet, A., Patterson, C. & Robertson, J. (2012). Conversations: Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.
  • Fleet, A., Patterson, C. & Robertson, J. (2017). Pedagogical Documentation in Early Years Practice: Seeing through Multiple Perspectives, Sage, London, England. 
  • Giugni, M., Mundine, K. (eds.) (2011). Talkin’ Up and Speakin’ Out: Aboriginal and Multicultural Voices in Early Childhood, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.
  • Gowrie Australia (2010). Assessment in the Early Years: A Resource from Gowrie Australia, Lady Gowrie Child Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Harvard University Center on the Developing Child Resource Library (2017). Resource Library, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources
  • Knaus, M. (2013). Maths is all Around You: Developing Mathematical Concepts in the Early Years, Teaching Solutions, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kolbe, U. (2014). Children’s Imagination: Creativity under Our Noses, Peppinot Press, Ballina, Australia.
  • Lynch, S., Pike, D. & áBeckett (eds.) (2017). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Play from Birth and Beyond, Springer, Singapore.
  • McArdle, F., Gibson, M. & Zollo, L. (2015). Being an Early Childhood Educator: Bringing Theory and Practice Together. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia.
  • McLachlan, C., Fleer, M. & Edwards, S. (2013). Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment and Implementation (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press, London, England.
  • Millikan, J. & Giamminuti, S. (2014). Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.
  • O’Connor, A. & Diggins, C. (2002). On Reflection: Reflective Practice for Early Childhood Educators, Open Mind Publishing, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
  • Ollhoff, L. & Ollhoff, J. (2012). Keys to Quality Afterschool Care: Environments, Relationships and Experiences, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/SAC/Keys%20to%20Quality%20Af…
  • Page, J. & Tayler, C. (Eds.) (2016). Learning and Teaching in the Early Years, Cambridge University Press, London, England.
  • Patterson, C. & Fleet, A. (2011). Planning in the Context of the Early Years Learning Framework: Powerful, Practical and Pedagogically Sound, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Pelo, A. (2016). The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings (2nd ed.), Redleaf Press, St. Paul, MN.
  • Scarlet, R. R. (Ed.) (2016). The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood (3rd ed.), MultiVerse, Sydney, Australia.
  • Sims, M. (2013). Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers (2nd ed.), Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.
  • South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services (2008). Assessing for Learning and Development in the Early Years Using Observation Scales: Reflect, Respect, Relate, Department of Education and Children’s Services Publishing, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Tucker, K. (2014). Mathematics through Play in the Early Years (3rd ed.), Sage, London, England.
  • Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (2016). Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/providers/edcare/ve…
  • Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (2017a). What, Why and How? Pedagogy with Very Young Children, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/earlyyears/whatwhyandhow/whatwhyho…
  • Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (2017b). Babies and Toddlers: Amazing Learners, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/earlyyears/video/babies-and-toddlers.a…
  • Western Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority (2014). Pre-Primary to Year 10 Western Australian Curriculum, retrieved 19 September 2017 from https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home

Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource List, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-2-c…, last updated 2016. 

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2016). Occasional Paper 2, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/research#OP, last updated 2017. UPDATE ACECQA LINK.

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2017). Safe Sleep and Rest Practices, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/information-sheets/safe-sleep-and-re….

•    Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (2017). Brain Story Resources, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.albertafamilywellness.org/

•    Archer, C. & Siraj, I. (2015). Encouraging Physical Development through Movement-Play, Sage, London, England.

•    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (2011). Keeping Baby Safe: A Guide to Infant and Nursery Products, retrieved 19 September from http://www.imagineeducation.com.au/files/CHC30113/Keeping_20Baby_20Safe…

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia. 

•    Australian Government Department of Health (2014). Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines: Move and Play, Every Day, retrieved 19 September 2017 

•    Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2009). Get Up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood—Directors/Coordinators Book, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/EA1E1000D…, last updated 2013.

•    Bunney, C., Bartyl, R. & Marshall, L. (2014). Caring for Children: Birth to 5 Years (Food, Nutrition and Learning Experiences), NSW Ministry of Health, Sydney, Australia.

•    Cancer Council Australia (2015). Sunsmart Schools and Early Childhood Programs, retrieved 21 September from http://www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer/sun-protection/sunsmart-scho…

•    Cavallini, I. & Tedeschi, M. (Eds.) (2008). The Languages of Food: Recipes, Experiences, Thoughts, Reggio Children, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2017). A Voice for Young Children, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/

•    Education Services Australia (2016). Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au

•    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (2015). Food Standards Code, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/Pages/default.aspx

•    Garvis, S. & Pendergast, D. (2014). Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Harvard University Center on the Developing Child Resource Library (2017). Resource Library, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources

•    Hunter Institute of Mental Health (2014). Connections: A Resource for Early Childhood Educators about Children’s Wellbeing, Australian Government Department of Education, Canberra, Australia.

•    Kidsafe (2004). Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.kidsafe.org.au/about.html 

•    Kids and Traffic (2014). Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program, retrieved 19 September 2017 from www.kidsandtraffic.mq.edu.au

•    KidsMatter (2012). Kidsmatter Early Childhood, retrieved 19 September 2017 from https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/early-childhood

•    KidsMatter (2014). What Every Child Needs for Learning Self-Regulation, retrieved 16 August 2017 from https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/early-childhood/blog/what-every-child-nee…, last updated 2016.

•    Laevers, F. (Ed.) (1994). Defining and Assessing Quality in Early Childhood Education, (16), Leuven University Press, Leuven, Belgium.

•    The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2017). Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://napcan.org.au

•    National Health and Medical Research Council (2012a). Eat for Health: Infant Feeding Guidelines Information for Health Workers, retrieved 13 September 2017 from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/170131_n56_infa…

•    National Health and Medical Research Council (2012b). Staying Healthy: Preventing Infectious Diseases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services (5th ed.), retrieved 13 September 2017 from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/ch55_sta…, last updated 2013.

•    National Health and Medical Research Council (2013). Eat for Health: Australian Dietary Guidelines Providing the Scientific Evidence for Healthier Australians, retrieved 13 September from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/n55_australian_…

•    Nitzke, S., Riley, D., Ramminger, A. & Jacobs, G. (2015). Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings (Rev. ed.), Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN.

•    Red Nose (2017). Safe Sleeping, retrieved 19 September 2017 from https://rednose.com.au/section/safe-sleeping

Quality Area 3: Physical environment

•    Alexander, S. (2012). Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids (2nd ed.), Penguin, Sydney, Australia.

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource List, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-3-p…, last updated 2016. 

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2016). Occasional Paper 4, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/research#OP, last updated 2017. 

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Cool Australia (2008). Learn for Life, retrieved 19 September from https://www.coolaustralia.org/

•    Cummins, E. & Reedy, A. (2015). Getting the Balance Right: Risk Management for Play, Play Australia, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Curtis, D. & Carter, M. (2014). Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments (2nd ed.), Redleaf Press, St. Paul, MN.

•    Davis, J. (Ed.) (2015). Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press, London, England.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2011). Spaces for Children, Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program, (25).

•    Early Childhood Australia (2016). Statement on the Inclusion of Every Child in Early Childhood Education and Care, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/St…

•    Early Childhood Australia (2017). A Voice for Young Children, retrieved on 14 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au

•    Education Services Australia (2016).  Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au/

•    Elliott, S. (2014). Sustainability and the Early Years Learning Framework, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.

•    Gill, T. (2016). Balancing Risks and Benefits in Outdoor Learning and Play: A Briefing for Teachers and Practitioners Working with Children, retrieved 14 September 2017 from https://outdoorclassroomday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OCDay-Balanc…

•    Hughes, M. (2007). Climbing the Little Green Steps: How to Promote Sustainability in Early Childhood Services in your Local Area, Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council, Central Coast, Australia.

•    Louv, R. (2016). Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, NC.

•    McCrea, N. (2015). Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings: Inspiring People, Places and Practices, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Network of Community Activities (2014). ECO OOSH in Action: A Whole-of-Centre Approach to Sustainable Living: A manual for Out of School Hours Centres, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://networkofcommunityactivities.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/s…

•    Pelo, A. (2013). The Goodness of Rain: Developing an Ecological Identity in Young Children, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.

•    Walsh, P (2016). Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an Outside Learning Environment, Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.

Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource List, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-4-s… last updated 2016. 

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Baptiste, N., & Reyes, L.V. (2005). Understanding Ethics in Early Care and Education, Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

•    Chan, M., Chng, A., Wong, D. & Waniganayake, M. (2010). Developing Inclusive Relationships Among Early Childhood Staff, retrieved 17 August 2017 from www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/every-child-magazin…

•    Community Child Care Victoria (2012). Creating Positive Workplace Relations, retrieved 23 January 2018 from: http://www.ecrh.edu.au/docs/default-source/resources/ipsp/creating-positive-workplace-relations-self-guided-learning-package.pdf?sfvrsn=4

•    Dali, C., & Urban, M. (Eds.) (2010). Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives, Routledge, New York, NY.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2016). The Code of Ethics, Canberra, Australia.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2017). A Voice for Young Children, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/

•    Education Services Australia (2016). Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au

•    Jorde Bloom, P. (2015). Blueprint for Action: Achieving Center-Based Change through Staff Development (3rd ed.), New Horizons, Far Hills, NJ.

Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource list, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-5-r…, last updated 2016. 

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    The Australian Human Rights Commission and Early Childhood Australia (2014). Supporting Young Children’s Rights: Statement of Intent, retrieved 16 September 2017 from https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/supporting_young_chi…

•    Boschetti, C. & Stonehouse, A. (2012). A Piece of Cake: Linking Inclusive Practice to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, Yooralla, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Burman, L. (2009). Are You Listening? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn, Redleaf Press, St. Paul, MN.

•    Carter, M. (2007). Conflict Resolution for Children (2nd ed.), MA Carter Consultancy, Newstead, Australia.

•    Dolby, R. (2007). The Circle of Security: Roadmap to Building Supportive Relationships, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra, Australia.

•    Dukes, C. & Smith, M. (2009). Building Better Behaviour in the Early Years, Sage, London, England.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2017). Research in Practice Series, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/research-pra…

•    Education Services Australia (2016). Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au

•    Epstein, A. (2009). Me, You, Us: Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool, HighScope Press, Washington DC.

•    Harvard University Center on the Developing Child Resource Library (2017). Resource Library, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources, last updated 2017.

•    Hunter Institute of Mental Health (2014). Connections: A Resource for Early Childhood Educators about Children’s Wellbeing, Australian Government Department of Education, Canberra, Australia.

•    Kidsmatter (2006). Resolving Conflict, retrieved 19 September 2017 from www.kidsmatter.edu.au/mental-health-matters/social-and-emotional-learni… 

•    Millei, Z. (2011). Thinking Differently about Guidance: Power, Children’s Autonomy and Democratic Environments, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 10(1) 88-99, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://uk.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/56717_Ch_61_Thin…, last updated 2012.

•    Porter, L. (2016). Young Children’s Behaviour: Guidance Approaches for Early Childhood Educators (4th ed.), Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia.

•    Sara, H. (2009). Optimistic Carers and Children: Pathways to Confidence and Wellbeing, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra, Australia.

•    United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (1989). Convention on the Rights of the Child, retrieved 19 September 2017 from https://www.unicef.org/crc/

Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource list, retrieved 14 September 2017 from www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-6-collabor…, last updated 2016. 

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). Starting Blocks, retrieved 20 September 2017 from http://www.startingblocks.gov.au/

•    Allen, K. E. & Cowdery, G. E. (2014). The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (8th ed.), Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, CA.

•    Ashman, A. & Elkins, J. (2012). Education for Inclusion and Diversity, Pearson, Sydney, Australia.

•    Australian Early Development Census (2014). Our Children, Our Communities, Our Future, retrieved 14 September 2017 from http://www.aedc.gov.au/, last updated 2015.

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2010). Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming: Educators’ Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

•    Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011). My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012). Educators My Time, Our Place: Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

•    Barrera, I., Corso, R.M. & Macpherson, D. (2012). Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood (2nd ed.), Brookes Publishing, Baltimore, MD.

•    Bowes, J., Grace, R. & Hodge, K. (Eds.) (2012). Children, Families and Communities: Contexts and Consequences (4th ed.), Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Cologon, K. (Ed.) (2014). Inclusive Education in the Early Years: Right from the Start, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Early Childhood Australia (2016). Statement on the Inclusion of Every Child in Early Childhood Education and Care, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/St…

•    Early Childhood Australia (2017). A Voice for Young Children, retrieved 19 September 2017 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/

•    Early Childhood Australia, & Early Childhood Intervention Australia (2012). Position Statement on the Inclusion of Children with a Disability in Early Childhood Education and Care, retrieved 20 September 2017 from https://www.ecia.org.au/documents/item/31

•    Education Services Australia (2016). Early Childhood Resource Hub, retrieved 18 September 2017 from http://www.ecrh.edu.au

•    Gonzalez-Mena, J. (2013). 50 Early Childhood Strategies for Working and Communicating with Diverse Families (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

•    Grace, R., Hodge, K. & McMahon, C. (Eds.) (2016). Children, Families and Communities (5th Ed.), Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.

•    Gruenberg, A. & Millar, R. (2011). A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Inclusion: Effective Reflection. Pearson, Boston, MA.

•    Keyser, R. (2017). From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program (2nd ed.), Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN.

•    KidsMatter (2012). KidsMatter Early Childhood, retrieved 19 September 2017 from https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/early-childhood 

•    Kindergarten Union, (n.d.). Inclusion Is, retrieved 20 September 2017 from http://intranet.ku.com.au/resources/documents/Inclusion%20IS.pdf 

•    MacNaughton, G. & Hughes, P. (2011). Parents and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings, Open University Press, Maidenhead, England.

•    Newman, R. (2008). Building Relationships with Parents and Families in School-Age Programs (2nd Ed., Rev.), Pademelon Press, Kiama, Australia.

•    Phillips, J. & Lampert, J. (Eds.) (2012). Introductory Indigenous Studies in Education: Reflection and the Importance of Knowing. Pearson, Sydney, Australia. 

•    Porter, L. (2015). Parental Guidance Recommended: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, Small Poppies International, Shoalhaven, Australia.

•    Raising Children Network (2006). The Australian Parenting Website, retrieved 20 September 2017 from http://raisingchildren.net.au/

•    Reconciliation Australia (2001). Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning, retrieved 20 September 2017 from http://www.reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali/

•    Roffman, L. (2011). Including one, including all: A Guide to Relationships-Based Early Childhood Inclusion, Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN.

•    SNAICC (n.d.). National Voice for our Children, retrieved 20 September 2017 from http://www.snaicc.org.au/

•    United Nations (2006). UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, retrieved 20 September 2017 from https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-righ…

Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management

•    Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (2011). National Quality Standard Resource list: Leadership and Service management, retrieved 14 September 2017 from www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard/quality-area-7-leadersh…, last updated 2016. 

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•    Australian Council for Educational Leaders (2010). ACEL Leadership Capability Framework, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Sydney, Australia.

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