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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.

Oct

08

ELAA CEO update 8 October 2020

Welcome to the first edition of eNews for Term four. I hope all our members and supporters  managed to find some time to relax during the break after another COVID dominated term. With the handing down of the Australian Government’s 20/21 Budget on Tuesday night, ELAA recognises (more…)

Oct

08

Early Childhood services can nominate for Multicultural Awards

The Victorian Multicultural Commission has extended the closing date for nominations for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence to 18 October.

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Oct

06

Vic DET resources re transition to school and second year of kindergarten

One impact of COVID-19 is that the transition experience for children going from kindergarten to primary school at the start of 2021 is going to be different from most years. The Victorian Department of Education and Training has a range of resources, fact sheets, professional learning opportunities and template communications to help support services make the 20/21 transition for children and families as smooth as possible. (more…)

Oct

06

Free online seminar for parents and educators re transition for children with additional learning needs

The ABCs of Inclusive Education is a free online seminar (funded through the NDIA) for parents and educators of children with additional learning needs who are transitioning from:

  • kinder to primary
  • primary to secondary

This 2-hour online information session will enable parents and educators to consider what options best suit a child’s additional needs, the rights of parents and students, and how best to advocate for what your child needs. (more…)

Oct

06

Commission for Children  and Young People snapshots on the impacts of COVID

The Commission for Children and Young People has released three ‘snapshots’  on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people in Victoria. (more…)

Oct

06

Bangarra Dance Theatre PD for early years educators

Bangarra Dance Theatre are extending their professional learning program to early years educators and you don’t need any dance experience! (more…)

Oct

06

VECTEA update

All parties to the VECTEA negotiations have been in ongoing meetings with DET regarding available funding levels for the next VECTEA. (more…)

Oct

06

ELAA is saying goodbye to its 1300 number

ELAA members in regional areas should note that our 1300 730 119 enquiry number will soon become  inactive. (more…)

Oct

06

Vic DHHS web page is one-stop-shop for COVID infection control

Services should take a look at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ web page on  infection control. There’s a wealth of information with guidelines on: (more…)

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