Rishworth: ECE is so much more than just enabling workforce participation

Amanda Rishworth, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, addressed the Australian Community Children’s Services (ACCS) National Council in Adelaide late last week, outlining her concerns about a view of early childhood education (ECE) which sees it solely as a means for workforce participation.

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Tehan announces help to access ECEC for those impacted by drought

Families affected by drought will be supported to continue accessing education, Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan has vowed, with the Australian Government providing an additional $15 million to schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres attended by children from drought-affected areas.

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas

KindyLinQ pilot will see some QLD three year olds head to school in 2020

A free pre-kindy learning program, designed to help children transition more smoothly to kindergarten (the year before school) and Prep (first year of formal schooling) will be trialled in selected Queensland state schools from next year.

16 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Education Minister launches Indigenous Action Plan during Mornington Island visit

Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace has mapped out the next steps to improving early childhood and schooling outcomes for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children during a visit to Mornington Island State School.

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ARC explores automated decision making – what will it mean for the future of ECEC?

One of the core components in any role in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector is decision making. An educators day is governed by scores of decisions both large and small:

a month ago

by Freya Lucas