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By CELA 31 Aug, 2020

How we can put children first in early education and care

National Child Protection Week runs from September 6-12. This year, event host National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) celebrates 30 years of National Child Protection Week with the theme ‘Putting children first’.

By CELA 21 Aug, 2020

Why fine motor skills are vital for learning to write

Fine motor skills are essential for handwriting, as they allow children to make small movements using the muscles in their hands. Educators can support preschoolers in learning to write by including a wide range of fine motor experiences throughout their program.

By CELA 7 Aug, 2020

Wearing masks in ECEC – is it time to reframe our thinking?

As the COVID-19 resurgence continues in Victoria, and with cases appearing across parts of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, the issue of wearing face masks is again a focus of discussion. Masks have been compulsory in Victoria for educators when greeting parents and working away from children, but are not currently mandated when an educator is working with children. 

By CELA 7 Aug, 2020

Sydney preschool shares what happens after a COVID closure

We recently spoke with the Operations Manager of Everlearn Preschool Prestons, Alexander Spencer. The preschool recently received notification of a possible COVID case and had to close for two days. In this week’s Amplify we share their story and some tips, so that you can feel informed and prepared should your service be in a similar position.

By CELA 3 Aug, 2020

Unpacking the theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2020

On 4 August 2020 each year, we celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day). This is our national day dedicated to celebrating our children; who they are individually, but also who they represent as a collective, as the future generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Importantly, this day is a day for all Australians to learn more about the significant role that culture plays in the lives of raising strong and confident children.

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