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Program and Practice

Practical Approaches to Programming for Educational Leaders - Webinar

Gain clarity around the educational leader's role in engaging educators in the why, what and how of pedagogical programming and documentation.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 4

Programming

Upcoming Dates

Wed, 17 Jul 24

Tue, 23 Jul 24

Tues, 13 Aug 24

Governance

Understanding Self-Assessment and Quality Improvement Planning

  • Are you familiar with the new tools for self-assessment to support identified and key practices? 
  • Would you like to build confidence in identifying and writing quality practices? 

Unpack key concepts such as self-assessment and quality improvement planning to enable the whole team to gain a deeper understanding of self-assessment and its role in continuous improvement in the provision of education and care. 

NQS Areas:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 18 Jul 24

Fri, 30 Aug 24

Tue, 24 Sep 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: Equity, Inclusion and High Expectations in Practice

  • How can early childhood professionals ensure that their services are inclusive and equitable to all families?  
  • Can children with additional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds engage in the program at the same level as their peers?  

Inclusion, equity and high expectations is a challenging topic for most educators, but there are many ways that we can change our practice to benefit all families and children attending our services! This 2-hour-session will explore the concepts of equity, inclusion and high expectations, and the importance of each topic.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5, 6

Early Years Learning FrameworkPedagogy and practiceEYLF V2.0

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 23 Aug 24

Mon, 23 Sep 24

Mon, 4 Nov 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: An Overview of the How

The Early Years Learning Framework V2.0 aims to “support early childhood providers, teachers and educators to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to 5 years...” (AGDE, 2022, p.4).  

  • Are you finding it challenging to find the time to connect and engage with the EYLF V2.0? 

This session will guide you in embracing the learning framework as an integral component of your pedagogy and practice. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Pedagogy and practiceEarly Years Learning FrameworkEYLF V2.0

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 18 Jul 24

Mon, 12 Aug 24

Tue, 3 Sep 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Literacy in the Early Years - Webinar

- Can you identify emerging literacy skills? 

- Do you know of strategies and tools educators can provide to support these emerging skills?  

- Are you aware of the difference between reading to learn and learning to read? 

This session will help you to understand how to integrate literacy activities into your program, and how to support emerging literacy skills in children.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

ProgrammingLiteracy

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 19 Jul 24

Thu, 22 Aug 24

Wed, 11 Sep 24

Leadership

The Director's Toolkit: Leadership & Advocacy - Webinar

Participants will delve into the essence of leadership, exploring their roles and the qualities that define an effective leader. They will gain insights into their own unique leadership style, fostering a deeper understanding of how to lead with impact. Additionally, the session will provide an opportunity to discuss current advocacy issues and reflect on your role as an advocate, enhancing your ability to effect change.

Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7, 4, 5, 6

LeadershipThe Directors Toolkit

Upcoming Dates

Tue, 23 Jul 24

Thu, 22 Aug 24

Relationships with Children

An Introduction to the Circle of Security for Early Educators - Webinar

Learn strategies to strengthen relationships with children, and reconsider responses to children's emotions and behaviour with licensed Circle of Security facilitator Michelle Cuthbertson. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 4, 5

Child relationshipsBehaviour

Upcoming Dates

Wed, 24 Jul 24

Tue, 27 Aug 24

Mon, 2 Sep 24

Relationships with Children

Emotion Coaching And Self-regulation - Webinar (2.5hr)

Relationships expert Michelle Cuthbertson will help participants to discover the principles of emotion coaching and self-regulation and how to use associated strategies in your day-to-day relationships with all children, including those who present with behaviours of concern.  

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

Child relationshipsCommunicationBehaviourSelf-regulationOOSH

Upcoming Dates

Wed, 24 Jul 24

Tue, 27 Aug 24

Mon, 2 Sep 24

Program and Practice

Am I Ready? Supporting Transitions to School

What does school readiness look like and how can we support the child before, during and after they transition to school? 

This two hour session will focus on children’s transitions to school, and how participants can support each child through this journey of change.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5, 6

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 25 Jul 24

Monthly learning deal

Monthly learning deal: NSW Child Safe Standards and Child Protection Overview - For Educators

This interactive workshop for educators, teachers and team members will help participants learn or refresh their knowledge of NSW Child Safe Standards and Child Protection Legislation in early childhood education and care settings, identify current practices, and recognise areas for improvement when supporting the implementation of the Child Safe Standards in your service.

Note: This late afternoon session runs from 4.30pm-7.30pm


MONTHLY LEARNING DEAL

MEMBERS:

WAS $160
NOW $85

NON MEMBERS:

WAS $190
NOW $95

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

2, 5, 7, 6

Child ProtectionChild relationships

Upcoming Dates

Thu, 25 Jul 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Effective use of Technology with children - Webinar

Young children today are growing up with digital technology all around them. Technology can be a powerful tool for learning, however, we need to consider how to encourage active participation with screens and technology where children can investigate, collaborate, explore and research.

This session will explore:

-How educators can intentionally engage children with technology to encourage inquiry-based learning and collaboration

-What engaging effectively with technology looks like in early childhood pedagogy

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

Technology

Upcoming Dates

Fri, 26 Jul 24

Wed, 25 Sep 24

Tues, 26 Nov 24

Program and Practice

Nesa Accredited pd

Bringing the EYLF V2.0 to Life: Cultural Responsiveness in Practice

Cultural responsiveness is when “educators demonstrate an ongoing commitment to developing their own cultural knowledge...with children, families and communities.” (AGDE, 2022, p.23) 

  • What does cultural responsiveness look like in practice?  
  • How are multiple cultural ways of knowing explored and responded to in your services?  
  • How will you collaborate with children and families to build a culturally responsive early learning environment? 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

Early Years Learning FrameworkCultureEYLF V2.0

Upcoming Dates

Mon, 29 Jul 24

Wed, 28 Aug 24

Wed, 25 Sep 24

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CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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