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. 

By CELA 11 Jun, 2021

How we can help remove bias from children’s aspirations

Career education shouldn’t start in preschool – but there is a role for early childhood in broadening children’s horizons and building children’s aspirations. We share insights gathered from a recent study that shows how gender can influence aspirations, and tips on how early educators can help broaden children’s horizons.

By CELA 7 Jun, 2021

Connecting children to our earth through the Wayapa Wuurrk movement

A  growing movement in the early childhood space is the practice of Wayapa Wuurrk, which means “Connect to the Earth” in the language of the Maara and Gunai Kurnai Peoples respectively. Regular CELA writer Deborah Hoger speaks with Wayapa Wuurrk practitioners and shares how the movement complements the EYLF outcomes.

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