2019 Early Childhood Education Conference

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019



The 2019 Early Learning Association Australia Conference is currently taking initial expressions of interest to present at the conference.


To present or provide recommendations for speakers to approach, please email the association at elaa@elaa.org.au


The ELAA Conference program is developed by a conference reference committee, which comprises a group of experts representing a diverse range of early childhood and family organisations. The committee develops the themes of the conference and puts together a program which is filled with local and internationally renowned speakers.


About ELAA

Formed in 1990, Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) provides a comprehensive range of management support to early childhood services. Its membership consists of cluster managers, independent kindergarten committees, community managed long day care centres, local governments and various other organisations associated with early childhood education.


The ELAA provides support to the early childhood sector in the areas of industrial relations and human resources, centre management for both stand-alone centres and group employers, fundraising and marketing.


The ELAA has a membership of over 1,300 services across Victoria which:

  • employ qualified early childhood staff that plan programs for young children
  • provide developmentally appropriate programs based on the recognition and understanding of the needs, interests and abilities of young children
  • provide safe environments, both indoors and outdoors, which provide opportunities for children to develop new skills and practise and enhance those they have already learned.