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Social media interactions: curiosity killed the cat, but it kept our sector alive…

Social media has the potential to be the ideal platform for those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to live out two of the core principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) respect for diversity, and ongoing learning and reflective practice.

25 days ago

by Michelle Walsh

Managing a heavy workload – seven strategies re contextualised to the world of ECEC

As we move in to 2019, we know that just as in previous years, there will be periods of time where work piles up, and it will seem like there’s no end in sight.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Managing a heavy workload – five strategies re contextualised to the world of ECEC

Whatever your position manager, director, area manager, educational leader, room leader, educator, early childhood teacher, executive if there is one thing we know in early childhood education and care (ECEC) it is that our world is anything but predictable.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Greater support for Vic child protection workers – is ECEC to follow?

A new wellbeing program for child protection staff to ensure that they have the mental and emotional support they need while looking after vulnerable children has been introduced by the Victorian Government.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Looking beyond children’s interests as a definition for child-centred curricula

Children’s interests have long been considered a cornerstone for programming, with the early years learning framework (EYLF) recommending that educators “engage children actively in learningidentify children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies and design the learning environment”. Early Childhood Teacher and Educational Leader Sarah Riddell unpacks what child-centred programming really means, and how it can transform the way educators program for children’s learning and development.

a month ago

by Sarah Riddell