Free professional development: Words Grow Minds
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Free professional development: Words Grow Minds

by Freya Lucas

July 05, 2024

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals are being invited to participate in a unique professional development experience which is designed to support and upskill anyone who works with very young children and families.


The Words Grow Minds Professional Learning Course has been developed in collaboration with a range of early years specialists and service providers and it is underpinned by quality research and evidence. It aims to support practitioners across the sector in deepening their knowledge of early childhood development, boosting their confidence and building their skills in delivering Words Grow Minds messaging within early years programs and services.


The course will: 


  • Build practitioner knowledge of early childhood development 
  • Provide examples and vignettes of practice for practitioners to engage with 
  • Promote culturally-responsive practices and a commitment to embedding First Nations perspectives  
  • Incorporate and amplify the campaign messaging 
  • Spotlight and showcase service providers and their offerings 
  • Build collaboration and networks across early childhood settings and service providers working with young children and their families 
  • Highlight ways of applying data 
  • Impact the practice of early childhood practitioners and service providers through improved knowledge of early childhood development and the early years   


Consisting of eight modules, the course allows learners to dip in and out of content, covering topics such as play, song, reading and the perspectives of First Nations families. 


A corresponding assessment is available at the conclusion of the learning for those who wish to earn a Words Grow Minds Professional Learning certificate.  


For more information or to enrol please see here

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