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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

Returning to study

Educators need education. The focus on both entry level and ongoing professional development is a fundamental requirement of participation in the National Quality Framework and, more generally, one of the hallmarks of a true profession in the modern world. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Time, money, confidence, employment, location and awareness can all […]

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A real life RAP journey with Tyabb Village, part 2 of 4

After we shared on Amplify the expertise of learning specialist Kerrie Maguire in developing an early childhood education service Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), your responses confirmed that creating a RAP is a high priority and linked to your Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals. Since there’s nothing educators like more than learning from colleagues’ experiences and […]

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A real life RAP journey with Tyabb Village – part one of four

We recently shared on Amplify the expertise of learning specialist Kerrie Maguire in developing an early childhood education service Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). When we shared the story on the CELA Facebook page, your responses confirmed that creating a RAP is a high priority and linked to your Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals. There’s nothing […]

STEM

STEM steps up

Early childhood educators in Australia need to be proactive about building STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – into their programs. What holds them back?  ‘Children are curious about things like why does ice-cream melt and why do rainbows form, these are things that affect them and their everyday lives.’ By Bec Lloyd and […]

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Teaching in rhythm and rhyme – free PD plan in Rattler Magazine

Bring back the rhyme Think back to your earliest years of memory – at home, in preschool or in school. There’s a good chance that one of your most enduring memories will be in song. It might be a song your mother, grandfather, or bus driver sang, or a song from the end of year […]

Wellbeing for educators, second in the series, Niyati Prabhu

Previously, Niyati Prabhu has written for us about a local research project she led which connected parents, educators, schools and children in order to improve her service’s school readiness programs.  In the next three weeks, Niyati is sharing a range of educator-wellbeing strategies employed at Cherry Bridge Station, Lane Cove, where she is the nominated supervisor. Don’t miss […]

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A service amplifies its focus on wellbeing: first of a series by Niyati Prabhu

Previously, Niyati Prabhu has written for us about a local research project she led which connected parents, educators, schools and children in order to improve her service’s school readiness programs.  In the next three weeks, Niyati is sharing a range of educator-wellbeing strategies employed at Cherry Bridge Station, Lane Cove, where she is the nominated supervisor.  […]

Sparkle to your training

Bring a sparkle to your training

Did you know? Community Early Learning Australia recently created a new Learning and Development agenda based on our philosophy that we can bring a sparkle to your work with children. As an organisation that turns 40 this year, CELA has a long history of leading professional development in NSW and other parts of Australia.  We […]

To whom it may concern, an open letter from Joana Abrantes

Earlier this month we ran a story from Kylie Dorrian, ECT and lecturer at an RTO, raising concerns that new requirements for overseas student visas could further weaken the supply of qualified educators to Australian services.  Kylie pointed out benefits of quality OS candidates, such as their commitment to the profession, their maturity and the fact they have […]

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