Early Childhood Australia's quality assurance principles
To support its role as the peak organisation in the early childhood field, Early Childhood Australia ensures that all of its publications adhere to its quality assurance principles.
Every resource must meet certain criteria
- is in the best interests of children
- is evidence-based, or if not, this is clearly stated
- contains accurate information
- is appropriate for the market
- is appropriately inclusive
- uses accessible language—avoids jargon and is not patronising
- has demonstrated a balanced approach
- addresses the appropriate age range
- is referenced where appropriate
- is attractively designed and presented
- clearly acknowledges any commercial interests and/or biases.
Early Childhood Australia's quality-assured catalogue
The Early Childhood Australia catalogue reflects this commitment to quality assurance and best practice.
Applicable to all children's services
These quality principles are a practical guide to books that cover specific key areas, such as:
- health, nutrition and wellbeing
- respect for children
- physical environment
- play and development
- partnerships with families and community links
- management and administration.