ECLD 2023 promises to be an exciting day of professional development and growth 
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ECLD 2023 promises to be an exciting day of professional development and growth 

by Freya Lucas

February 09, 2023

Is 2023 the year that you grow your skillset as an early childhood education and care (ECEC) professional, and change your mindset to support the next generation to grow and thrive, based on a solid foundation of care and learning? 


If so, the Early Childhood Learning and Development (ECLD) Conference offers the perfect opportunity to bring together networking, learning and dynamic professional development together in one weekend. 


To be held at Optus Stadium in Perth, the conference will showcase prominent voices from the ECEC sector including Angus Gorrie, Dr Leanne Gibbs, Rabia Siddique and Robbie Figg, along with a number of engaging breakout sessions covering topics such as healing relational trauma through play, integrating goals for children with autism into the early years framework and helping children to be active global citizens. 


“We’re really excited about the ECLD23 Conference program” said Child Australia’s CEO Tina Holtom. “We’ve got a stellar line up of exceptional speakers from across the country bringing a wealth of expertise and practical strategies designed to equip our delegates with inspiring ideas to support their professional practice & wellbeing.”


For Robbie Figg, speaker from Happiness Co in Perth, the conference is one they are especially excited about, because it gives them an opportunity to connect with a wider audience about workplace happiness, positive psychology interventions and positive team culture.


“In 2023 in particular,” Robbie said, “A positive workplace environment is particularly important because having worked in early childhood development myself, I understand the pressure felt and empathy required to work in this space. This conference looks out for other essential elements to thrive, YOUR own self-care and the positive influence on all lives around you.” 


The breakout sessions will cover diverse topics, catering for different service types, and all levels of interest and experience. 


Sessions like Relationships with your Spaces and The influence of natural and outdoor environments on early childhood educators’ sense of emotional wellbeing will reinforce the value of the environment in the lives of children, while The Therapeutic Relationship Transforming Trauma Behaviour & Enabling Children to Thrive and Teaching Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect in the Early Year will focus on the importance of support children and keeping them safe.


ECLD is dedicated to providing a diverse platform for professionals working with children, offering a wide range of sessions and topics to cater to the unique needs and interests of participants from various service types and sizes. With the aim of promoting inclusivity and accessibility, all sessions are suitable for adults working with children, making it a valuable learning opportunity for everyone


“We’re looking forward to welcoming all of the delegates from across Australia to ECLD 2023,” Shonagh Ruane, Child Australia’s Conference Specialist said. 

For more information, or to register, please visit the dedicated conference website here.

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