Kindergarten scrapbooks aren’t just your child’s keepsake – they’re central to learning

Only to the untrained eye do the artefacts children create in a play-based learning activity look simple and straightforward: perhaps like play itself.

5 hours ago

by Mary Elizabeth Picher, University of Toronto

Religion, spirituality, community and the EYLF – how can harmony be achieved?

What happens when a culture of religion created by children, families and community groups is at odds with the inclusive ethos promoted by the approved learning frameworks? How can educators navigate and manage the tensions when the cultural constructions outside the service do not match with the cultural constructions inside the service?

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Helensvale leading the way in nationwide recycling challenge

Children attending Helensvale State School are currently in first place in a nationwide competition to see who can recycle the most oral case waste, such as empty toothpaste and floss cases. The competition, which is also open to preschools and outside school hours care services around Australia, will see five winning pre-schools or schools walk away with a recycled community garden set.

25 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Early Start expansion seeks to close the gap and engage with communities

Just in time for its fourth birthday, the University of Wollongong’s Early Start program will be expanded to support families in the Illawarra region to access early intervention and support to enhance child development.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Maintaining Exceeding at A&R still challenging according to latest ACECQA snapshot

52 per cent of all centres rated exceeding prior to rating and assessment have managed to maintain their rating afterwards with 36 per cent receiving meeting and 12 per cent working towards according to the latest release of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority’s (ACECQA).

a month ago

by Jason Roberts