Affinity Education Group focuses on excellence with creation of committee

A new national Education Excellence Committee comprising of early childhood teachers (ECTs) from across Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland has been established by Affinity Education group.

4 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Kindergarten scrapbooks aren’t just your child’s keepsake – they’re central to learning

Only to the untrained eye do the artefacts children create in a play-based learning activity look simple and straightforward: perhaps like play itself.

5 hours ago

by Mary Elizabeth Picher, University of Toronto

Does one size fit all? Exploring the ECA Code of Ethics ‘beyond the fence’

When I was working in roles that involved training, mentoring and supporting those educating and caring for children, I would often speak about the world ‘beyond the fence’ in reference to how the rhythms of life played out for children, families and educators beyond the confines of the education and care service.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

‘But I’m not artistic’: how teachers shape kids’ creative development

Many adults believe they are not artistic and feel nervous about visual art. They vividly recall the moment when a teacher or family member discouraged their efforts to creatively express their ideas through drawing or art-making. Such early childhood experiences can affect developing confidence and learning potential throughout a child’s education and into adulthood.

12 days ago

by Dr Gai Lindsay

ECEC finalists announced for Queensland’s top training awards

Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has announced the students, teachers, employers, training and community organisations who are regional finalists for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.

14 days ago

by Freya Lucas