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Subject of the month – Early Childhood

Flowers grow in a kindergarden so count yourself write with these fingerpaintingly fun resources at TAFE NSW Hunter and Central Coast Libraries.

Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Book : Birth to big school 

The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) using down-to-earth practical examples.





eBook: Using picture books to enhance children’s social and emotional literacy

This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses well-known children’s literature characters to introduce social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions. It aims to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children’s chances of future success.

TAFE Username and Password required.


Play school weekly themes
This  lists the different themes explored in the show. Click on each theme to find an explanation for the theory behind its use. An 8-10 page pdf document is available which covers each of the 5 days of the theme week.
Australasian journal of early childhood
Published quarterly, AJEC offers evidence-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students. AJEC and the AJEC Online Annex issues available at Glendale Library.
TAFE username and password required.




Early childhood is as easy as ABC when you look at our Children’s Services LibGuide. A faculty of resources including DVD’s, e-resources,websites, databases and books is well worth a look.
So don’t play dough’n your best chance for success by visiting your TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Library today!

Never too old to learn!

When Alex asked me to make a TAFE card for him I had to look twice at his date of birth, 1924.

Yes he was 94 years old and about to learn how to use a tablet.

Alex is one of 8 students over the age of 50, who have enrolled in a free computer course at TAFE NSW Belmont.

Their teacher, Jody Schofield, has taught the students how to navigate around the tablet, download apps, and search the internet. She said the students have really enjoyed learning new skills.

A few things that amazed 94 year old Alex was being able to see his house from space, working out how long a trip will take from one place to another in a matter of minutes and how fun some of the games were.

All students are loving their course and this just goes to show that you’re never too old to learn new tricks!!

National Skills Week 27th August -2nd September 2018

National Skills Week aims to inform and educate us about the variety of training options and career pathways offered in the VET sector.

The theme for 2018 is Real Skills for Real CareersFor more information, go to

The eye catching display at Gosford TAFE Library promotes Vocational Education and Training in Australia (VET).


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