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As we walk out of 2019, take a bow, refocus and set 2020 intentions

For the month of December, I invite you to join my Sacred Bow Challenge (bow rhymes with cow, take a bow) it’s a way to become more conscious about how to close out the year and enter into the new year, something which is especially important in early childhood education and care (ECEC).

a day ago

by Leo Babauta

ACA National urges caution around enrollment incentives as ECEC competition grows

The national branch of the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) has called for caution in relation to the use of marketing and incentives for early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres to increase enrolments to their service, concerned about breaches of a variety of laws and policies.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Cassowary Coast FDC educators honoured in Scheme Awards

Two early childhood educators have been recognised for excellence in the 2019 Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme Awards. Georgina Zadelj from Garradunga and Felica Burridge from Innisfail were the winners in the two categories for Educator of the Year.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Supplier says EpiPen Jr crisis will continue, ASCIA issues ECEC recommendations

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has been notified by Mylan Australia that EpiPen® Jr will not be available in Australia from 5 December 2019, with new stock not expected to arrive in the country from the United States until 17 December 2019, or shortly thereafter.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Big Fat Smile issues digital technology statement to ensure safe engagement with tech

Given society’s increasing reliance on devices of many kinds, early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, Big Fat Smile, have released a statement outlining their philosophical perspectives, position and beliefs about working alongside families to ensure that children are safely engaging in digital technology in a way that will enhance their skills in play, problem-solving, lateral thinking, and learning.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas