Social distancing 101: Safe Work issues guidance for ECEC about implementation

Following the announcement earlier in the week by the AHPPC that social distancing and venue density guidelines are “not appropriate or practical” in early childhood education and care (ECEC) sites, Safe Work Australia has issued some guidance, specific to early childhood, which may support those in the sector to have a clearer understanding of how measures for adults in the service may be implemented.

23 hours, 31 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Reducing waste in ECEC settings by using Root to Stem cooking

Giving children access to a wide range of fruit and vegetables is one of the best ways to support their immune health, and start them off on a lifetime of healthy habits while boosting their immune systems something which is so important as we head into the winter months.

2 days ago

by Mandy Sacher

Venue density rule and social distancing is not practical or appropriate in ECEC, AHPPC says

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) published a statement on Early Childhood and Learning Centres (ECLC) on 6 April 2020, which was updated yesterday to include information in relation to the practicalities of social distancing in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. 

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

New treatment for childhood anxiety works through targeting parent behaviours

A new study, lead by Yale researcher, Dr Eli Lebowitz and his team at the Yale Child Study Center has explored the effectiveness of an entirely parent-based treatment, finding that the treatment is equally effective as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Children’s grief charity takes program online to provide more support

An Australian charity dedicated to supporting grieving children and their families is expanding their offering with an online program which may be of use to those working in the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) arm of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector who are supporting children processing grief and loss.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas