Three year old Kindergarten on the way for Buloke and Northern Grampians

Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Sonya Kilkenny, joined children, educators and teachers at Charlton and District Kindergarten and Sea Lake Kindergarten in Buloke and St Arnaud Early Learning Centre in Northern Grampians yesterday, to mark the first enrolments for funded three-year-old kinder programs.

5 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Children are protagonists in a fight for their own wellbeing, author says on eve of rally

The Early Years Learning Framework and the Framework for School Aged Care both speak about children being confident and involved learners, with the educators caring for them seeking to notice, recognise and respond to moments of learning which demonstrate children being valued and respected as strong, competent and capable learners.

5 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Ahoy there me hearties! Talk like a Pirate, raise money for children suffering with cancer

Today is International “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, a day which is nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services around Australia are joining with schools, community groups, individuals and workplaces to support families and children living with cancer.

6 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

CCS to receive multiple amendments in new Bill as Dan Tehan aims to simplify system

The Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, has introduced a new Bill to the Parliament of Australia that aims to address feedback received from families and the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector about the usability and manageability of certain areas of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) package legislation.

7 hours ago

by Jason Roberts

UN Committee meets, launches refreshed child friendly convention to mark anniversary

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a document which is familiar to the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in Australia. As a formative and underpinning document of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) , the Convention sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas