Seasons For Growth program supporting children with grief features in showcase

A ground-breaking program, run by MacKillop Family Services called’ Good Grief, has featured this morning in a Southern Cross University breakfast showcase at New South Wales Parliament House, hosted by Sarah Mitchell, the NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning.

161 days ago

by Freya Lucas

SA preschools successful in round 1 of Music Innovation Fund grant allocations

Four South Australian Government preschools have been selected as recipients of the first round of grants from the recently established Music Innovation Fund,, which has been allocated a total of $500,000 to disburse.

163 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Second round of 2019 ELSA STEM workshops held in Cairns

Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) is a play-based digital learning program for preschool aged children, designed to support them to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Educators from around Australia involved in its pilot trial recently gathered in Cairns for the second in a series of workshops to support the implementation of the program.

240 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The soft, comfy, social robots are coming, with children as young as four ready to learn

Researchers from Cornell University noted that when it comes to ‘social robotics’ robots who are autonomous and communicate with humans following social behaviours and rules (such as the Miko robot, a tool to “educate children, understand their emotions, play games and narrate stories”) all look the same hard, plastic and cold.

280 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Is there an alternative to addressing workforce shortages in the ECEC sector?

It is well known that the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector is concerned about workforce shortages, hiring and retaining staff, and paying competitive salaries, with advocacy groups lobbying for parity pay for early childhood teachers in the lead up to the Australian Federal election. But is there a way that ECEC providers can address the issue irrespective of the outcome of the election?

309 days ago

by Liddy Korner, Talent Now