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QLD Government to explore traumatised children training roll out for ECEC educators

The recent delivery of an award winning training course, aimed at helping children to overcome trauma and live happy lives, to over 2000 Queensland child protection workers has proved to have such high impact that the State Government have announced they are exploring how to roll it out to those working in early childhood education and care (ECEC).

4 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

3D printing in preschool music education – opportunities and challenges

Italian researchers have explored the connection between 3D printing, exploration, play and the classroom through the domain of music, finding that music gives preschoolers better spatial-temporal reasoning, along with early reading skills, whilst 3D printing makes music more affordable for many services who may have struggled to supply children with instruments in the past, as well as providing valuable opportunities for the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.

4 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Three more Guardian centres achieve exceeding ratings as group rebrands

Guardian Childcare and Education, formerly known as Guardian Early Learning Group, has received an additional three “exceeding the National Quality Standards” ratings for centres in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Peter Buik bucking the trend, embracing ECEC as career change of choice

Becoming a full-time single parent was a powerful motivator for former rural contractor, Peter Buik, to make a change in career that would afford him more time with his school-age son.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Strenuous regulation of ECEC may mean individual quality is overlooked, study finds

A recent study of Head Start early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the United States has found that the “high-stakes accountability policies” used to monitor the quality of centres may miss important variation in classroom quality within centres, which could lead to incorrect representations of centre quality and inaccurate decisions about which programs need to re-compete for their funding.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

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