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Sewing seeds of philanthropy – practical tips for exploring charity, social justice in ECEC

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Toy Drive, a charitable initiative striving to bring gifts and happiness to refugee and asylum seeker children all over Australia this Christmas, recently issued a media call out, seeking support to ensure the more than 10,000 refugee and asylum seeker children in Australia this year receive gifts for Christmas.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

CCS legislation update passes Senate – Full list of changes and implementation timetable

A new Bill which aimed to simplify the legislation that governs the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) was introduced to Parliament by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan in September 2019 and after its third reading, passed through the Senate this week.

4 days ago

by Jason Roberts

ECA says 3-year-old preschool is the key to changing student performance long term

The decline in the academic performance of Australian school children, as shown in the latest release of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, should be a driver for urgent action in the early learning sphere, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has said.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

NZ Government launches bold and progressive new 10 year Early Learning Action plan

The New Zealand Government has launched He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga, its long awaited ten year early learning action plan designed to create the foundation to effect long-lasting positive change to the country’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

5 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Music to their ears – SA preschools share in $300,000 of Music Innovation Fund

A number of preschools are amongst the names of 33 applicants who have been announced as receiving a share of the almost $300,000 available through the second round of the South Australian Government’s Music Innovation Fund.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas