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By CELA 27 Nov, 2023

Productivity Commission shares its new vision for a truly universal early education and care sector

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on the future of early childhood education and care. It outlines a road map to deliver the Prime Minister’s ambitious vision for a truly universal high quality early learning system. 

Find out why it matters, how CELA raised the voices of small and community providers, and what happens next.  

By Catherine Underwood 24 Nov, 2023

The role of outdoor environments and documentation in enriching play-based learning

Early Childhood Teacher and NDIS Disability Support Worker Catherine Underwood co-facilitates playgroups for Nature Explorers, a nature based program that is run out of Pottsville Community Preschool.

In this article she provides a beautiful reflection on the power of documentation in protecting and advocating for the value of children's play, and the value of outdoor education on mind, body and sustainability. 

By CELA 20 Nov, 2023

Barefoot boundaries: The pros and cons of going barefoot

"You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different."

Michael Franti

There’s increasing momentum around the topic of supporting children to be barefoot outside. More than just a personal preference, there are some interesting perspectives and research studies that advocate for a barefoot approach.  

We explore the different facets of the barefoot conversation with Paediatric Occupational Therapist Dr Nicole Grant, ECEC Director Niki Moodie and Outdoor Educator Libby Bridge. 

By Meg Anastasi 9 Nov, 2023

Five ways to support children during group time

Group times are a hotly contested topic in the early childhood sector. Some people love them, others hate them, and both sides have deep pedagogical thinking supporting them.

ECT and CELA trainer Meg Anastasi shares five thoughtful and reflective ways to support children during group time. 

By CELA 3 Nov, 2023

The HALT Accreditation process: What it is and why it's important

ECT and CELA trainer Dr. Debra Williams has become the first Early Childhood Teacher to achieve Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) accreditation in NSW. 

Dr Williams shares what the accreditation is, why it's important, and what you will learn if you decide to go through the process. 

By CELA 2 Nov, 2023

Trauma informed resources to support educators

Findings from the Australian Maltreatment Study, released earlier this year, reveal that childhood trauma is a prevailing concern in Australia, affecting over 62% of children and young people. Trauma during childhood can have profound and lasting effects on cognitive, social, and emotional development.

High-quality early years education plays a crucial role in identifying issues early and ensuring appropriate assessment and support for affected children and families. Find out how The Alannah & Madeline Foundation's Trauma Consultancy Service (TraCS) program and their recently launched Trauma-informed Practice Guide (TIO Practice Guide), are transforming the way educators approach teaching and caregiving.

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