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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.

Jan

14

Stronger and targeted measures needed to protect ECEC services against financial and operational risks during Omicron

The current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruption to the provision of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services due to a combination of reduced attendance and significant staff shortages due to illness and isolation requirements.

The key challenges now faced by the ECEC sector include: (more…)

Dec

16

eNews 16 December 2021

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 16 December 2021 or select an article from the list below… (more…)

Dec

16

ELAA CEO update 16 December 2021

Dear members and friends

Welcome to the final eNews for 2022. Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) welcomes the announcement (last Sunday) of the signing of the preschool funding agreement between Victoria and the Commonwealth Government. The new four-year funding agreement, which provides up to $514 million in Commonwealth funding from 2022 to 2025, will benefit (more…)

Dec

16

Could your service benefit from Human Resources expertise combined with early years experience?

For this e-news we caught up with Kathy Townley (Director and Principal at Ideas2Outcomes) one of ELAA’s preferred consultancy partners providing specialist advisory services to our members. (more…)

Dec

16

New enrolment information now optional

ELAA has advocated about the new enrolment information which the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) had advised services late last month was a requirement for collection in 2022. The additional data to be collected included information about interpreters for families whose country of birth is not Australia as well as their year of arrival in Australia. (more…)

Dec

15

Need training for your Committee of Management in 2022?

Check out our training options to support your service’s Committee of Management in 2022. (more…)

Dec

15

DESE provider infringement advice

Did you know that child care providers have a range of obligations under Family Assistance Law? (more…)

Dec

15

Low cost Vicswim holiday program starts at 4 years old

Vicswim is a government funded holiday program that provides Victorian children aged 4-12 a fun and educational aquatic experience in January. It focuses on learn to swim and water safety skills in both pool and open water venues right across the state.

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Dec

15

Have your say on the Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) and other assessment tools

The Department is seeking early childhood teachers’ and kindergarten service leaders’ views on the Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) and other tools used to share information when children transition from kindergarten to school. If you want to have your say (more…)

Dec

15

Teaching Science in Early Childhood Course

Save time planning – lessons for a full year

  • Use code ‘ELAA’ for 30% off this online course!
  • Discover insider tips for teaching science with early learners used by experienced educators – what works, what doesn’t, skills to address, how to keep it safe plus best practices to avoid common misconceptions.

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