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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.

Jun

09

Individual Learning Plans for Children in Out-of-Home Care

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has recently released a new resource to support early childhood educators to develop individual learning plans (ILPs) for children placed in out-of-home care (OoHC). (more…)

Jun

09

ACER free resources for improving preschool to Year 2 children’s understanding of science

A set of free resources has been published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with the aim of improving young children’s understanding of science. ACER’s Science in the early years series has been developed to help preschool and Foundation to Year 2 educators incorporate the latest research into science learning and development into their teaching. (more…)

Jun

09

Front Project calls for providers to help with economic modelling

The Front Project is seeking assistance from ECEC providers to better understand possible futures of early learning sector after COVID-19 crisis. Please read the following from the Front Project. (more…)

Jun

08

Rollback of free childcare bets on swift economic recovery and no second pandemic wave

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government to roll back the Childcare Relief Package re-introduces affordability issues for Australian families and could also compromise the financial viability of early childhood education and care providers should the economic outlook worsen or the nation experience further significant COVID-19 related disruption. (more…)

Jun

01

New FREE governance resource for rural EYMs

ELAA is very pleased to announce that it has published it’s Governance Support Manual for Rural Early Years Managers. (more…)

Jun

01

New ELAA submission re Federal childcare relief package

As the lockdown begins to ease and some of the government measures in place are due to conclude, ELAA is working with other early years peak organisations to advocate for the following changes to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system: (more…)

Jun

01

3rd online forum with Vic Deputy Secretary – Early Childhood

Ideal for Early Childhood Education and Care service providers including committee of management members. ELAA is hosting a 3rd online forum with Kim Little (Victorian Department of Education and Training Deputy Secretary – Early Childhood). Kim will discuss key policy and operational issues currently affecting Victorian early childhood education and care providers with respect to COVID-19. (more…)

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…)

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