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Unpacking the theme for Children’s Week 2020

Children’s Week (24 October to 1 November) is an annual event that celebrates and highlights children’s rights and achievements, including the right to enjoy childhood. This years’ theme focuses on Article 15 from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: “Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and […]

Keeping staff and students safe during COVID-19 – Part 2

The government has provided information about COVID-19 for NSW schools, universities and childcare centres including how to encourage good hygiene, social distancing, preparing for illness and communicating changes. But what does that look like in reality in an ECEC setting? In the second of our two-part series, we speak with a service in Lismore on […]

Why vulnerable children need us more than ever

“We began 2020 in an environment never experienced before with Australia in the grips of fire, drought and later flood. Before many communities had time to recover, we found ourselves thrust into a pandemic. “Throughout the environmental crises communities drew together, mobilising efforts and helping each other, and early educators were a vital part of […]

Rations and food shortages – CELA presses the government to take action

The Prime Minister has stated that when people stop stockpiling, the supply chain will return to normal. In the meantime, early education and care services across the nation are without essential supplies. Many services have run out of hand sanitiser and vital cleaning products, while others have been unable to get enough formula, nappies, or food […]

Get real about physical activity in early learning

Happy new year! We’re resuming publication with a story that is probably close to your heart right now: what makes an exercise or physical activity program really ‘stick’ so it goes beyond a new year’s resolution and becomes a daily part of your life. In this case, we’re talking about children’s programs and Amplify editor […]

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