By CELA 18 Jul, 2021

Tips for communicating with families during challenging times

We speak to Donna Goetz, Director of Laverton Community Children’s Centre in Victoria, about how her team have optimised their communication with families during a year of lockdowns. We also share tips for how to communicate in times of crisis, and how to approach oppositional situations.

By CELA 5 Jul, 2021

Why we practice bush kindy and how it inspires respect – a reflection

St John the Baptist ELC in Woy Woy has taken a proactive approach to ensuring that children have the opportunity to connect and appreciate the natural world every day by incorporating two bush kindy sites into their program.  ECT Leah Goncalves shares a reflection on the many ways it benefits children at her centre.

By CELA 29 Jun, 2021

A year on from COVID-19 in Australia – how is it impacting children’s learning and what can we do to help?

We share insights from an intensive study designed to understand what happened during the pandemic for students already at risk of educational disadvantage, to identify the needs that have arisen for them, and to propose evidence-based solutions. Of particular relevance to Amplify readers are the four priority action areas around what can work to support children’s learning, particularly in the context of lock-downs. 

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