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How we can put children first in early education and care

National Child Protection Week runs from September 6-12. This year, event host National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) celebrates 30 years of National Child Protection Week with the theme ‘Putting children first’. Early childhood consultant and child advocate Nicole Talarico shares how we can embrace putting children first, and what we […]

Caring for young children with food allergies

In Australia, one in 10 infants now have a confirmed food allergy, with food-related anaphylaxis having doubled in the last 10 years. Food allergy week runs from 24 to 30 May, so we asked the team at Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) to share some key ways that early education services can manage food allergies […]

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, […]

Amplifying reaching out to weather impacted communities and a curated list of helpful resources

Our nation has recently been exposed to catastrophic fire, drought, dust storms and hail the size of golf balls. These extreme weather conditions have impacted greatly on the health and wellbeing of many of our members, their local communities and the wider population. It’s important that you know that the CELA team is here to […]

Asthma – what you need to know

In Australia, one in 10 children have asthma. This is one of the highest of rates of childhood asthma in the world. With air quality labelled as “hazardous” over many areas of Australia due to recent fires, there has been an increase of asthma related presentations to emergency departments. With this increased risk, Sarah Hunstead, […]

Food for thought

Sharp knives. Raw meat. Cooking on the BBQ. Does this sound risky or does it sound like real cooking experiences for children? John Stewart shows services how to bring more risk into the kitchen, and beyond. In an early childhood education and care setting, educators may well be challenged by the thought of cooking with […]

Learning about literacy

Literacy in the early years encompasses much more than reading, drawing and writing. Leonie Arthur explores early childhood educators’ critical role in supporting and extending children’s literacy learning. Contemporary definitions of literacy encompass viewing and creating visual and multimodal texts as well as the more traditional skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In an […]

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