A conference for everyone involved in early childhood education and care from birth to the early years of school.

The 2018 Early Childhood Education Conference will focus on preschool children and the communities that influence, shape and support their development. The conference theme: Our Children – Our Communities emphasises the centrality of children to the work of all early childhood education and care practitioners and seeks to provoke thinking and discussion about the importance of the broader relationships between educators, researchers, policy makers, specialist service providers, parents, carers and communities to achieving the best learning outcomes for preschool children.


The full conference program will be published when delegate registrations open in February 2018. For key program announcements go to the Program page, ELAA’s eNews and the ELAA Facebook page.

Checkout the highlights from previous Early Childhood Education Conferences

Thank you

To our Gold Sponsor – the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Major Sponsors, our exhibitors and delegates and the 2018 Conference Reference Committee for their support and contribution towards the conference.