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By CELA 22 Feb, 2024

The Point Preschool journey to carbon negative

Last year, The Point Preschool cemented their commitment to sustainability by achieving a carbon negative rating. An inspiring story of what can be achieved in community-based early childhood education, we spoke to Director, Catherine Lee and President, Brody Kenrick about the journey. 

By CELA 19 Feb, 2024

How early language skills shape future literacy

Early childhood is a crucial period for developing language and literacy skills, which are fundamental for learning and social interaction. We explore the importance of nurturing these skills from a young age, addressing challenges, and the effectiveness of early intervention in setting children up for success.

Includes insights from Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Language and Literacy at Macquarie University Dr. Emilia Djonov, Director of St Paul’s Early Learning Centre Marianne Connolly and speech pathologist Amanda Simon. 

By CELA 7 Feb, 2024

An exploration of neuro-affirming practice and how can we implement it

Neuro-affirming practice recognises that all children have unique strengths, interests and needs. The focus is on creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment that celebrates the unique strengths and supports the unique needs of every child. 

We explore this emerging and vital practice, and share strategies for implementation. Includes insights from educational and developmental psychologist Sandhya Menon, education consultant Rika Whelan and professor Jodie Simpson.


By CELA 1 Feb, 2024

Becoming an ECT

For educators looking to advance their career, one option is to become an early childhood teacher.

In this article, we discuss the requirements to become an early childhood teacher, what the role involves, and share three inspirational stories of the journey to become a teacher.

By CELA 1 Feb, 2024

ACCC Childcare Inquiry final report key takeaways

The ACCC Childcare Inquiry’s much anticipated final report makes the case for bold reforms to unlock the potential of early childhood education and care for children, families and our broader economy.

We share key takeaways and why they are important for the future of our sector and for Australia's children. 

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