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ECEC to re-open ahead of schedule after Victorian’s hit vax targets earlier than expected

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Victoria are set to re-open ahead of schedule after the state hit its 70 per cent double vaccination target sooner than anticipated, Premier Daniel Andrews announced over the weekend.

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by Freya Lucas

ACT Government mandates COVID-19 vaccination for ECEC professionals

The ACT Government will require full vaccination against COVID-19 for certain staff working across early childhood settings, ACT primary schools, out of school hours care and specialist and flexible education settings no later than 29 November 2021.

4 days

by Freya Lucas

Allow the big emotions - advice from UOW expert as lockdowns ease and children return

With COVID-19 lockdown measures easing in some parts of the country, many children are returning to early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings after an extended period of learning from home.

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by Freya Lucas

Combating pandemic disconnection: How early education and care services nurture children and families’ sense of belonging within a community

While COVID-19 has fuelled feelings of isolation throughout our communities experiencing stay-at-home orders, educators within Early Education and Care (ECEC) services continue to advocate the importance of children and families engaging within their community. Educators understand the importance of children feeling a sense of belonging and connectedness to their community, as positive relationships strengthen children’s development, learning, and wellbeing.

6 days

by Freya Lucas

Vic services warn families that gap waivers can’t continue indefinitely as hotspots close

Parents using early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Melbourne could soon return to paying full fees for services from 15 October, despite lockdown restrictions continuing, which prevent many children from attending.

6 days

by Freya Lucas

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