We run a range of professional development courses designed to inspire early and middle childhood educators with the latest information and research on behaviour and development. Each hands-on workshop will equip you with meaningful strategies and program ideas with a focus on the highest quality education and care.

 

Our practical courses will encourage educators to reflect on the quality of their relationships with children and the impact these relationships have on children’s learning. Each course has been selected specifically for educators who want to understand more about the behaviour and development of children they are working with.

 

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Email: training@cela.org.au or call: 1800 157 818

 

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Young Gifted Children in ECE Settings – NESA Endorsed

 

 

The focus of this 3 hour course is for teachers to develop an understanding of the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of children who are intellectually gifted and an understanding of how to use teaching strategies based on their interests and development. Participants will also examine ways to identify giftedness and their                                                                     obligations under the National Quality Stands.

 

 

 

Completing Young Gifted Children in ECE Settings will contribute 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Dates:
Fri, 3 Aug
Thu, 6 Sep

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How Children’s Brains Grow and Develop – NESA Endorsed 2018

Discovering Stars

 

Did you know that when a baby is born, their brain actually contains more neurons than there are stars in the Milky Way?

 

 

Exploring the science and research around how children’s brains grow and develop, this workshop will enable educators to:

  • Realise how educators’ practice assists in building children’s brains.
  • Understand how trauma impacts on the brain and a child’s behaviour.
  • Discover how play can assist children’s brain growth and development.

This workshop will provide educators with an enhanced understanding of the difference between a child and an adult brain and the impact of brain development on children’s development and behaviour.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1 & 5

 

 

Completing How Children’s Brains Grow and Develop will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2 and 1.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Dates:
Mon, 9 Jul
Thu, 20 Sep
Mon, 26 Nov

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Vulnerable and Valuable – NESA Endorsed 2018

Understanding and working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds

 

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

 

“The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) shows that 1 in 5 children are developmentally vulnerable on one or more domain(s). Good programs at critical points in development are able to shape children’s outcomes across five domains”  (AEDC).

 

Early childhood educators play a vital role in reducing vulnerabilities in children. Attending this workshop will enable educators to understand disadvantage and how this impacts on a child’s development as well as behaviour, relationships and participation.

This valuable workshop is designed to equip educators with positive engagement strategies and program ideas to support vulnerable children and their families.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 6

 

 

Completing Vulnerable and Valuable will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

  Dates:
Tue, 7 Aug
Fri, 5 Oct

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Born to Be Wild

Creating adventure experiences with babies

 

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

What does adventure look like for babies? And how are we as educators encouraging the development of curiosity and adventure in babies?

Focusing on sensory exploration and adventurous environments, this session is a hands-on, visual experience for educators. The aim is to inspire educators to be adventurous and provide opportunities for babies to develop their sense of curiosity through discovery and exploration.

 

If you work with babies and are looking for inspiration, this session is for you!

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6

  Dates:
Tue, 11 Sep
Thu, 15 Nov

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Interpreting children’s challenging behaviours:

strategies, interventions and responses – Speaking Their Language

 

All behaviour is a form of communication. This workshop is designed to as-sist educators in understanding what children are communicating through challenging behaviours.

 

By exploring theories such as emotional intelligence and working with trauma research, this workshop aims to help educators identify the ‘why’ and ‘what’ behind a child’s behaviour. Educators will have the opportunity to discuss effective strategies to engage and work with children who exhibit challenging behaviours.

This is an essential workshop for educators wanting to know how to work more effectively with children who display challenging behaviours.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 6

  Dates:
Wed, 11 Jul
Tue, 21 Aug
Wed, 21 Nov

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Do You See What They See?

Exploring the world through the eyes of the child

 

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

 

When we observe children, what is our purpose and what are we seeing? How often do we take the time to properly observe children’s play? Are we capturing the wonder and amazement that children experience through their play? During this session, educators will have the opportunity to identify the lenses through which they view children. We will also discuss strategies to engage with children in a more meaningful and respectful teaching and learning process.

 

This session aims to inspire educators to reflect on their practice and find ways to highlight the understandings that children formulate about the world during play. Educators will explore how to use their observations to plan environments that form deeper connections to children’s exploration and discovery.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 4, 5 & 6

  Date:
18 June 2018

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Understanding Autism

 

Play increases children’s interest in activities and other people. Play also teaches children how communicating with others can help, so they’re motivated to keep trying.

 

This practical and informative session will unpack how a play-based approach to supporting children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) can build relationship and language skills.

 

QUALITY AREAS – 1, 5, 6 & 7

  Dates:
Fri, 20 Jul
Fri, 23 Nov

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Interested in our courses but cant make the date or location?

Don’t worry, we can tailor the course to your needs and are happy to come to you.

Find out more about our customised training.

 

An innovative program that focuses on the child

Our team of highly experienced educators strive to create an engaging and innovative program of professional development courses for early and middle childhood teachers and carers.

 

We understand how passionate childcare professionals are about improving their skills and practice, and how this in turn can enhance the positive outcomes for the children in your care. For that reason we are constantly reviewing our child-focused training sessions as well as creating new workshops that integrate the latest in development research and children’s development thinking.

Expert training from CELA

As the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector, CELA has developed a reputation for excellence in early and middle childhood professional development. Our highly experienced facilitators have trained thousands of industry professionals across Australia.

Meet our facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none.  All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

 

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