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Maintaining a productive team when working remotely

With reduced participation across all service types, it is likely that many educators may not be required to work at the service or may do so on a rotational basis. A number of educators may have health matters that prevent them from attending work. In the event of a prolonged forced closure, whole teams may […]

Remote teaching – how early educators in China and Italy are engaging with families

In some countries, early childhood education and care services have been closed for months. Many educators are running amazing remote learning sessions that are keeping children connected and giving isolated families hope, inspiration and a purpose to their day. In this week’s Amplify! We find out what it’s like teaching remotely in China and Italy, […]

ECEC approaches to social distancing

Social distancing is one of the key measures currently being utilised to contribute to Australia’s ability to severely limit transmission of COVID-19. The topic of social distancing in an early education setting has led to heated discussion and incredulity, as educators question how it can be possible to enforce such measures in their centres. There […]

COVID-19 key ECEC information

It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information and misinformation circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth. CELA is committed […]

Creating harmony through bilingual learning

If you’re considering how to celebrate Harmony Week this year (March 15-21), why not explore how the children in your service could benefit from language learning? Celebrating language diversity is an integral part of Harmony Week activities. Understanding how children learn new languages is a vital way to support children coming from other countries who […]

Dealing with dust storms

Dust in your ear holes, dust in your eye. Dust in those knickers you hung out to dry… Whilst many coastal and bush land communities suffered the ravages of fire and flood this summer, some rural Australian towns suffer under the blanket of giant dust storms that can turn day into night and envelop everything […]

To queue or not to queue?

In many cultures, queuing is a crucial act of social organisation and courtesy. Considered by some to be a basic preschool skill, others say there’s no need for young children to wait in line before meals, outdoor play, or even on excursions. Is there an argument – for safety, or school-readiness – that young children […]

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