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Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the early learning sector plus benefits and services for ELAA members.

May

27

ELAA CEO update 27 May 2020

Dear members

I hope you are all healthy and well at this time of great change challenge. Students are now returning to school across Victoria and in my discussions with various early childhood services it does sound like attendance levels are slowly increasing each week.  On behalf of the ELAA Board and staff, I’d like to acknowledge all of our members for the tremendous role you are playing in helping communities, families and children throughout the pandemic. (more…)

May

27

Stil time to register for May 28 AGM and Handover FREE Governance training session

Ending the year on a high – Planning your Annual General Meeting (AGM) and successful handover to the new committee. Committee members – there’s still time to register for this session. (more…)

May

27

ECRH resources to assist services to support non-traditional families

The Early Childhood Research Hub April newsletter has some information and resources that can help withe planning for your service  include and support non-traditional family structures. (more…)

May

27

Seeking parent insights into the emotional effects of COVID-19

Do you or the families who attend your service have children aged 1-17? Researchers from The BRAVE Program, The University of Southern Queensland, Griffith University and The University of Queensland are conducting an online research project “COVID-19 Unmasked”. (more…)

May

27

Calling all early years teachers & educators – the Front Project needs you

The Front Project is exploring opportunities for the early childhood sector after COVID-19. As part of this work, the Front Project want to hear from teachers and educators to inform our policy recommendations for improving early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Australia after COVID-19. (more…)

May

27

Free Australian Super education webinars

Join ELAA preferred partner, Australian Super, for live Q&A and educational webinars with industry experts to learn about all things super – from Covid-19 updates, market volatility in investments, through to retirement planning. (more…)

May

27

Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program

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The Healthy Early Childhood Services Achievement Program is a free Victorian Government health and wellbeing initiative, which is aligned with the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standards and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. Kindergartens, long day care centres and family day care services are supported to create healthier environments that benefit children, educators and families. (more…)

May

27

Early childhood professional learning opportunities

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KU Children’s Services has a range of professional learning courses and events available to early childhood professionals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, professional learning opportunities will be held through webinars over coming months, with in-person events to take place later in the year. (more…)

May

27

Capacity Building and Improvement grant applications open in Vic

Services are reminded that the Capacity Building and Improvement Grant streams of the Victorian Government’s ‘Building Blocks’ new streamlined early childhood education infrastructure program are currently taking applications. (more…)

May

27

Review of Long Service Benefits Portability Regulations

Early childhood services have been a part of the portable long service benefits scheme since 1 January 2020. The scheme is currently supported by Interim Regulations which expire on 6 November 2020. Draft permanent regulations are now available for public consultation. (more…)

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