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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 […]

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 […]

Quarterly Top 10 Amplify Posts

Each quarter we bring you the top 10 posts based on readership statistics on CELA’s website.  Enjoy articles you might have missed, or set aside for later viewing, and share with your colleagues the articles that most helped you in the past three months*! 10. A bush yarn; how one preschool’s nature program reduced anxiety for […]

vaccines and natural medicine

When facts aren’t enough: appealing to anti-vax families

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children. While the study didn’t find a causal link between the two practices, it did find a connection that might help ECE […]

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