With the release of the 2019/20 Federal Budget, Early Childhood Education and Care service providers, teachers, and parents could be forgiven for thinking they are stuck in the same revolving alternate reality occupied by the Bill Murray character ‘Phil Connors’ in the 1993 film Groundhog Day.
ELAA member, Lady Forster Kindergarten in Elwood, recently hosted 18 delegates from South Korea during late February as guests of the Victorian Department of Education and Training.The delegation came to see to see ‘play based learning’ principles in action. (more…)
Free professional learning opportunity – support the learning of young children with disabilities and/or developmental delays
Applications for cohort 1 close 18 February.
Early childhood educators are encouraged to participate in the FREE Early ABLES Champions professional learning opportunity. The opportunity is for educators who have interest, knowledge and/or experience with the Early ABLES tool, or who would like to develop skills in this area, to promote its implementation through their teams and networks (more…)
Victorian Labor’s pre-election promise to add the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to the list of Free TAFE courses makes sense. And two years of high quality early learning also needs more degree qualified early years teachers so ELAA also welcomes Labor’s additional pledge to provide 8000 scholarships for people studying to become degree qualified teachers.