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The little pig making a big difference in promoting children’s love of reading

An endearing story about Molly, the little piglet who ate so much weetbix that she grew into a big, strong pig touched the hearts of children of all ages as part of yesterday’s Australian Reading Hour, an annual event which encourages Australians to “drop everything and read” for an hour.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

RUOK? Australian employers lose 8 million working days a year to mental health

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gilard, has used her address to the CEDA’s State of the Nation Summit yesterday to highlight the economic and personal costs of mental health conditions in Australia, outlining the deep impact such conditions play on the country’s workforce.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Three year old Kindergarten on the way for Buloke and Northern Grampians

Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Sonya Kilkenny, joined children, educators and teachers at Charlton and District Kindergarten and Sea Lake Kindergarten in Buloke and St Arnaud Early Learning Centre in Northern Grampians yesterday, to mark the first enrolments for funded three-year-old kinder programs.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Children are protagonists in a fight for their own wellbeing, author says on eve of rally

The Early Years Learning Framework and the Framework for School Aged Care both speak about children being confident and involved learners, with the educators caring for them seeking to notice, recognise and respond to moments of learning which demonstrate children being valued and respected as strong, competent and capable learners.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Far North Queensland makes space for skilled overseas workers to beat ECEC shortage

Skilled overseas workers with backgrounds in a variety of occupations, including early childhood education and care (ECEC) are sought in Far North Queensland, with 200 places being made available to meet rising demand in the region.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

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