Learning Brought to Life

Your Early Learning Professional Development program

Learning Brought to Life is for teachers, educators, parent committee volunteers, organisation leaders, and allied professionals who want to turn their passion for early childhood education into action. Our affordable and easily accessible online learning program will shine the light of learning on the issues, skills, people, and processes that make our sector stronger.  We are for the people who jump in ‘boots and all’ to do their best for every child in their care … every single day, no matter what. Learning Brought to Life is also about progress – we want early childhood education in Australia to be recognised as the best in the world and resourced appropriately. 

With local and internationally renowned presenters, and self-paced learning modules, Learning Brought to Life is the best way to pack a whole lot of learning into your life.

Teachers and Educators

You see the potential in the children in your care and we see yours. We know you’re driven by your passion to set them up for a life where a love of learning can unlock each child’s potential.  So, we have designed an online program to nurture you and help you grow, develop and celebrate. You’ll develop further knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in your workplace. You will also get access to new thinking and tools from innovators in your profession while accumulating professional development hours that count to toward your Victorian Institute of Teaching professional development requirement.

Parent Committee Members

Parents who volunteer to serve on their kindergarten’s Committee of Management are the backbone of not-for-profit early childhood education and care. You’ll need to be an HR manager, accountant, engineer, psychologist, PR guru, events coordinator, fundraiser, and landscape gardener all rolled into one. Our online learning program includes live sessions and self-paced modules designed for Committee of Management volunteers who want to be more confident about managing staff, meeting their governance obligations, and planning for a financially sustainable future for their service.

CEOs / Senior Managers

Whether you’re working at an executive level within an EYM or lead a large team, you need to know where the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector is headed so you can manage your workforce and plan for long-term, sustainable and high quality service delivery. Selected live online sessions in the Learning Brought to Life program will look at what’s over the horizon for the ECEC sector in terms of  macro political, economic, technological and other forces shaping your early childhood service and the strategies needed to drive excellence. 

About ELAA

The Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) is an independent, not-for-profit, peak membership body providing management advice and support to not-for-profit early childhood education and care services.

Formed in 1991, our vision is ‘Excellence in learning for every child’.

We are passionate about the importance of high-quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education and care.  We champion excellence in early learning for children, and support parents and service providers.

Our positive relationships with stakeholders and governments give our members a voice in public debate about early learning.  We actively work with our members through the provision of professional and specialist advice, training and resources for committees, management and staff.

ELAA has a membership of around 1200 services across Victoria which:

  • employ qualified early childhood professionals to plan educational 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 to develop new skills and practise and enhance those they have already learned.