Amplify!

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

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 […]

Missed moments

It’s a common enough realisation: you’re standing at the end of year barbeque or concert, chatting to one of the regular parents you see in your service most weeks, while looking at a crowd of unfamiliar adult faces. Grandparents might be there, and aunties, uncles, older siblings… but most of all, there are  those parents […]

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 […]

Beach safety competition

Unfortunately, our coastline can be a dangerous playground, so learning to educate children early on how to stay safe while enjoying our beautiful beaches is vital. In conjunction with Surf Life Saving Australia, Boyd Conrick has just published a second beach safety book for children aged 3-7 years. Following on from the first book, At […]

CELA’s 2019 Learning & Development calendar – exciting NEW sessions put theory into action

A different way of learning that puts theory into action Building your understanding of early learning theories is important but understanding how you can apply your learnings in everyday practice is what makes training truly rewarding. We’ve been giving a lot of thought to how we can make learning as effective as possible and we’re […]

grow your veges

Thinking about gardening? Make it a food forest!

Setting up an edible garden in your children’s service can encourage sustainable practices and connect children to the earth. Start small, plan ahead, involve children and your community to explore food from plot to plate. Reap the harvest and benefits. You might think autumn isn’t a particularly good time to kick off your service’s edible […]

Teapot music

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 […]

CELA Board announcement

The Board of Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) advises that Diane Lawson’s period as CEO concludes today. Board members thank Diane for her commitment in leading CELA (formerly Community Child Care Co-operative) for almost two years, and wish her well for the future. The CELA team will continue on its mission to amplify early learning’s […]

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