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MCM Kalparrin Early Childhood Intervention Services mourns passing of Val Spence

The MCM Kalparrin Early Childhood Intervention Services is mourning the passing of former employee and advocate Ms Val Spence, who worked with the service twice during her career and was its first director.

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by Freya Lucas

Victoria’s strong support for graduate early childhood teachers gives room to thrive

In Victoria, early childhood teachers (ECTs) at every career stage can access support ranging from tailored professional development to a range of generous financial support and incentives, but it's the opportunities available for aspiring and recently graduated ECTs where Victoria’s benefits really shine.

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by Freya Lucas

Researchers focus on early childhood educators’ social and emotional well-being with $2.1 million grant

Investigators at the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth Houston have been given a five-year, $2.1 million grant to test the impact of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program on the social and emotional well-being of early childhood educators in Head Start programs across three major cities in Texas.

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by Jason Roberts

Regional NSW town of Armidale under pressure as ECEC workforce crisis impacts

Nicky Lavender is an early childhood educator who is under stress, warning anyone who will listen that “if there isn’t an overhaul (to the early childhood education and care sector regional communities are going to decline”

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by Brad Poynting

Affinity Education Group gains breastfeeding friendly workplace accreditation

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Affinity Education Group has achieved a breastfeeding friendly workplace accreditation, recognised by the Australian Breastfeeding Association as being a workplace that offers employment conditions supporting women to combine breastfeeding and work, including a supportive culture, lactation breaks, flexible work options and access to private facilities.

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by Freya Lucas

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