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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.

Aug

28

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

 

A new five part TV series called Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds premiered on ABC TV on Tuesday, 27 August. The series is based around a unique social experiment where a group of older retirement home residents are brought together with a group of pre-schoolers, to see if this inter-generational contact can improve the health and wellbeing of the older people as well as enhance learning outcomes for preschool aged children. (more…)

Aug

28

ELAA CEO update 28 August 2019

Get the latest from ELAA’s CEO about new resources under development to help Victorian services with the rollout of funded three-year-old kindergarten plus an update on the renegotiation of the VECTEA. (more…)

Aug

27

New ‘Give Now’ page makes donating to the Early Childhood Education Foundation super easy!

Make a difference to a child’s life by helping toward their kindergarten fees …
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Aug

27

First enrolments received for Victorian three-year-old Kindergarten expansion program

The first enrolments for Victoria’s funded three-year-old kindergarten program were received in mid-August with Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, marking the milestone at Marang Kindergarten in Stawell recently. (more…)

Aug

26

NDIS roadshow for regional Victoria

ECIA Vic/Tas are conducting a series of co-design workshops, with a focus on regional issues, across regional Victoria. The workshops are designed to help develop regionally-specific supports and solutions required to ensure the transition to the NDIS continues throughout the state. The sessions are suitable for ECI practitioners and early childhood professionals. (more…)

Aug

26

New resource to help employers support staff affected by family and domestic violence

The FairWork Ombudsman has released a new guide titled An Employer Guide to Family and Domestic Violence to support employers in meeting their responsibilities to employees experiencing family and domestic violence. (more…)

Aug

26

Benelong Foundation offers grant opportunities for early years STEM, numeracy, literacy and more

Does your early learning organisation run a program that builds early years STEM, numeracy, and literacy capabilities in children? (more…)

Aug

26

ELAA members: Bunnings have powered up the PowerPass App!

One the great things about being an ELAA member is that you can get great deals on products and services through our ELAA partner benefits program. We love that one of our partners, Bunnings, offers our members excellent deals on selected Bunnings products for their early years service through the Power Pass card and App. And now Bunnings have powered up their Power Pass App (more…)

Aug

26

Award winning help for home buyers from Bankfirst

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Despite the buzz about house prices decreasing, many people are unable to save a 20% deposit. That’s why parents are helping their kids more than ever (more…)

Aug

26

Early Years teachers: it’s time to renew your VIT registration!

2019-20 annual teacher registration

Its registration time! The 2019-20 VIT annual registration period has kicked off and it’s time to renew your teacher registration. (more…)

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