The essential early and middle childhood education and care story.

We're telling it louder, we're sharing it wider, and we're making your voice stronger

Video resources: supporting school transition for children with developmental delays or disabilities

These videos and many more resources can be found at All videos are © 2017 ECIA NSW Transition to School Resource.  Read more about this aspect of transition to school programs in this post by guest writer Emma Pierce. Early planning   Getting ready to start school   Working together Early days of school   […]

Six top tips for helping children with delays or disabilities transition to school: Emma Pierce

Emma Pierce, an early learning inclusion specialist, returns to share more tried-and-tested resources for educators supporting children with developmental delays or disabilities transition to school.  Developed by ECIA NSW/ACT, the resources can be applied to any educational setting, anywhere, and are relevant to all educators. We have included the ECIA videos that relate to Emma’s […]

How can we work better together on a Working Together Agreement? Emma Pierce returns with more NDIS insights

Early childhood educators know we need to collaborate to support inclusion for young children with developmental delay or disability, but it isn’t always easy. Emma Pierce’s last blog explained how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) relates to educators. In today’s post, Emma talks about some potential challenges that can emerge in the context of […]

Working together: what does the NDIS mean for educators, children and families?

Guest writer Emma Pierce is this week joined by her colleague Enis Jusufspahic, from Early Childhood Intervention Australia.  Although Emma and Enis are from ECIA ACT/NSW, the advice they share about the National Disability Insurance Scheme may be applicable around Australia.  They have provided links for additional support ant information at the end of their article, as well […]

Can I talk to you about Xavier? Having conversations that no one really wants to have

Today Emma Pierce of Early Childhood Intervention Australia joins Amplify’s guest writers with a companion piece to Rebecca Thompson’s series on Inclusive Practice.  Her story of Xavier will ring bells for many educators and directors, and her top tips for difficult parent meetings on child development are simple but well-tested.  Next week Emma returns with an invitation […]

Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.