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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.

Mar

30

Online Study – Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching 

The University of Melbourne’s online Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching is a radical re-thinking of early childhood teaching, with children aged birth to five years. On completion of your Graduate Diploma, you’ll be an effective Early Childhood Teacher who can operate in multi-disciplinary fields involving care, education and health. (more…)

Mar

30

Applications for inclusion on the 2022 School Readiness Funding Menu of evidence-informed programs and supports

The Department of Education and Training has developed the School Readiness Funding Menu of evidence-informed programs and supports (Menu) to support kindergarten services to spend their School Readiness Funding allocation. Applications for inclusion on the 2022 Menu open (more…)

Mar

30

All aboard for #PirateDay2021 in the fight against child brain cancer

This May thousands of buccaneers across Australia will be hoisting the mainsail for #PirateDay2021. And guess what? You’re invited onboard! Pirate Day  is a fun day of dressing up for a very serious cause. More kids in Australia die of brain cancer than any other disease. (more…)

Mar

30

Consultations on National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children currently is consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, members of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs), and other key stakeholders to inform the next (successor) plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020). The successor plan aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families and communities in relation to child protection and out-of-home care. (more…)

Mar

30

National Quality Framework Review – Workforce Issues

As we reported in ELAA’s last eNews, ACECQA is seeking feedback on the National Quality Framework. A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) has been prepared highlighting problems, potential solutions and the implications of these solutions. The key areas relevant to ELAA members are: (more…)

Mar

30

‘Learning Brought to Life’ online early years professional development is here…

  • Easily accessible and affordable early years professional development for teachers, educators, service managers and Committees of Management
  • Live sessions
  • Learn when you want and where you want
  • Self-paced modules
  • Registrations now open
  • Say ‘hello’ to online professional learning that’s affordable and easily accessible

ELAA is very excited to announce the launch of our ‘Learning Brought to Life’ online early years professional development platform for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. (more…)

Mar

26

New ELAA live online forum – Child Information Sharing and 3-year-old funded kindergarten update

Committees of Management, Early Years Managers, approved providers, and educational leaders – don’t miss ELAA’s next online forum re the Child Information Sharing Reforms and new three-year-old kindergarten roll-out update (more…)

Mar

18

Koorie Kids Shine engagement resources

On National Close the Gap Day it’s timely to remind services about the Victorian Government’s Koorie Kids Shine initiative. (more…)

Mar

18

Want to know more about ‘Kinder Tick’?

Following the Victorian Government’s launch of the Kinder Tick initiative this month, the Department of Education and Training (DET) has further information on:
• the Kinder Tick state-wide advertising campaign
• additional tools to help services and staff explain the Kinder Tick to families
• new signage and promotional Kinder Tick items available for services to order. (more…)

Mar

16

Help your service’s families get the right amount of CCS

A recent advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has reminded services to remind families that they need to report their incomes to Services Australia for the “balancing” of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Families must confirm their income after the end of each financial year to ensure they are paid the right amount of CCS. (more…)

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