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

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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

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

ABC Radio Interview 24 April 2018
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


  • From Monday 22 October until Wednesday 24 October City of Hobart Creative Hobart Program there will be free storytelling events for 0 – 5 Year Olds.  Please read this flyer for more details or contact Kirsty Grierson on 0409 358 119
  • October School Holiday Program – Hobart Library
  • Children’s Week – a link to theTasCOSS calendar of events
  • DV Alert – Free Training:  Domestic and Family Violence Training for frontline workers.  For more information and to register click here.
  • The 2018 Communities for Children Conference – Please go to Every Child Succeeds for more information
  • 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.