TOOLS AND RESOURCES

A suite of tools and resources on the B4 Early Years Coalition.

On this page:

B4 Publications | News and Media | Video and Audio | Useful Links | Events


B4 Publications

Communicating: The Heart of Literacy Chatter Matters Tasmania article: Baby Talk – Dr Becky Shelley
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

 

Leader Updates

August 2018
February 2018

News and Media

 


Video and audio

ABC Radio Interview 2 June 2018 – Tracey Bradley – Council joins B4 Early Learning Coalition

Dr Michelle Lucas – B4 Talks – Part 1

Dr Laura Jana has shared her latest US News and World Report blog, focussed this time on the kindergarten/school-readiness skills (ie “QI Skills”)  she introduced in both of her recent books (The Toddler Brain and in Jumping into Kindergarten), and has been presenting as a framework to help everyone from parents, pediatricians and early educators to business leaders, entrepreneurs and economists better and more tangibly understand the importance of investing early!  Dr Laura Jana blog

 

ABC Radio Interview 24 April 2018 – Dr Laura Jana has shared her latest US News and World Report blog, focussed this time on the kindergarten/school-readiness skills (ie “QI Skills”)  she introduced in both of her recent books (The Toddler Brain and in Jumping into Kindergarten), and has been presenting as a framework to help everyone from parents, pediatricians and early educators to business leaders, entrepreneurs and economists better and more tangibly understand the importance of investing early!

 

Dr Laura Jana – Early childhood really is everybody’s business
Dr Laura Jana is a paediatrician, educator, author and international communicator committed to ensuring all children have the skills, support and tools they need to succeed in school, work and life.



Useful links
  • Please check out the link to CoLab’s amazing “Bright Tomorrows start today” campaign re the early Years
  • Give your child a great start on their lifelong education It’s A Great Start website  and It’s A Great Start Facebook
  • Australian Early Development Census information.  The AEDC aims to support communities to bring long-term benefits to children and their families.
  • Healthy Kids website.  Healthy eating and physical activity are two key ways to keep children healthy and prevent childhood overweight and obesity.
  • Kidsafe Guide a link to the State Growth Child Restraint Guide.  Kidsafe is a nationally based charitable, non-government organisation dedicated to child safety.
  • Playgroup Tasmania aims to strengthen communities, support family connections and foster learning through play for all children.
  • The Front Project – The early years springboard – Businesses working together to improve early childhood outcomes and give children the best chance for future success.
  • Future Tracks – is a new social enterprise designed to attract and support the next generation of early childhood teacher by providing strong career pathways, mentoring and leadership opportunities to students while they complete a Batchelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Let’s Count Online – an exciting new initiative from the Smith Family.  The Smith Family is seeking expressions of interest from early years’ educators to take part in their Let’s count online pilot.

Events

Training

  • Due to the overwhelming response to the “Love Bites” Trauma Informed Facilitator Training scheduled in November, NAPCAN has now opened registrations for another session in February 2019.  Many people missed out on the November session so we recommend registering as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  All registration details can be accessed on the attached flyer.
  • DV Alert – Free Training:  Domestic and Family Violence Training for frontline workers.  For more information and to register click here.