Rattler - Issue 135 - July 2021

This edition of Rattler begins with our Meet the Member feature, where we share a delightful story about how Bermagui Preschool has been part of a project to grow intergenerational friendships and cultural understanding called the Moodji Project

CELA early childhood education and care specialist Karthika Viknarasah delves into the benefits of drama for CALD children, while Dr Debra Williams shares the first of three articles with a focus on critical reflection (what it means for your service, and what should be considered). 

CELA's research and policy manager Megan O'Connell shares early education and care research from around the world, while Dr Yeshe Colliver explores a simple framework for understanding children's interests

Directors may be particularly interested to read our article about succession planning, where we provide examples of best practices and additional resources.

This insightful and thought-provoking edition wraps up with an article from regular CELA writer Deborah Hoger on the benefits of introducing Indigenous languages in early childhood, followed by a new report that highlights the link between educator well-being, work environments and quality

We hope that you enjoy this edition and we look forward to connecting with you over the coming months as we support you through the continuing pandemic situation. 

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