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Parkes Library will host Kids and Traffic Road Safety storytime

Next week's Storytime at the Parkes Library will focus on road safety for young children and be led by special guests from Kids and Traffic.

4 hours

by Freya Lucas

Storypark embraces nature pedagogy with integration of pioneering new “Environmental Kinship Guidelines”

Storypark, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector’s leading pedagogical documentation, professional development and parent engagement platform has supported the creation of a pioneering new set of guidelines to help services to engage thoughtfully with the natural world.

2 days

by Jason Roberts

ECEC quality ratings edge higher despite slowdown in A&R visits and spike in waivers

The percentage of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services rated as meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard has edged to a new record despite a significant reduction in Regulatory Authority quality focused visits and a jump in staffing waivers granted in the first quarter of 2022 according to the latest Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s NQF Snapshot.

2 days

by Jason Roberts

Chasing joy - we know good play is contagious, researchers want to know why

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector is at a crossroads. Various forces including COVID-19, the evolution of the vocational training landscape, and the persistent struggle for wage-based recognition for early childhood professionals has led to workforce shortages at levels previously unseen, just as demand for ECEC peaks.

3 days

by Freya Lucas

Gilgandra Preschool combines road safety with Wiradjuri language and culture

Educators from Gilgandra Preschool have worked to include the spiritual totem of the Wiradjuri people who live in and around Gilgandra, into areas of the curriculum including road safety education.

6 days

by Freya Lucas

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