Preschool Matters Magazine

Preschool Matters is ELAA’s quarterly magazine covering issues of importance to the early learning sector in Australia, details on upcoming events, resources, case studies and stories of interest to both our members and the wider community.

Term 4 2019

In this edition:

  • Engaging CALD communities in early childhood services
  • New 2020 Victorian early childhood teacher ratios
  • Meet the 2019 McArthur Early Childhood Volunteer of the Year
  • How safe is it to cover a pram with a blanket?
  • A defibrillator could make your staff and children safer
  • Planning for a ‘Code Red’ bushfire day
  • Advocacy update
  • News, events and more

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Term  3 2019

In this edition:

  • Vic funded three-year-old kindergarten rollout
  • Member profile – Yarra Glen Preschool
  • Exploring school readiness and beyond
  • Professional development with Anthony Semann
  • Road safety award winner profile
  • Time to get your sun protection policy right
  • Join a study of providers’ experiences with no jab no play
  • Declining motor skill development in our children
  • News, events and more

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Term  2 2019

In this edition:

  • An ACECQA ‘Excellent Rating’ success story from Albert Park Kindergarten
  • Updated information on 2020 service staffing level requirements
  • A Q&A re long service leave entitlements
  • A profile on Community Kinders Plus
  • An update on ELAA’s professional development program for the rest of the year
  • A huge wrap up on our 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Tips on managing the safety of children at drop off and pick up.
  • A feature on the Be You Professional Learning Program to promote mentally healthy early years services
  • Advocacy update
  • News, events, grant opportunities and more.

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Term  1 2019

In this edition:

  • Q&A: new staff members
  • CEO’s report
  • News & events
  • Reportable conduct scheme
  • Our new team members
  • ELLA: language, culture, understanding
  • ELAA pre-election campaign
  • Championing EALY ABLES
  • 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Regs in focus: hot weather
  • Be safe with kids in cars
  • 2019 professional development program

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Term  4 2018

In this edition:

  • Q&A on staff affected by trauma
  • Victorian election campaign and Q&A with the politicians
  • Victorian early years policy debate
  • A Fair and Smart Australia – the case for two years of preschool
  • Member profile – Karmai Community Children’s Centre
  • Advocacy
  • Regs in focus – safe sleep & rest practices
  • 2019 ELAA professional development program
  • 2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Safe transportation of children
  • Digital technology in the early years
  • The art of the matter – building artistic capacity in educators

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Term  3 2018

In this edition:

  • Member profile
  • Advocacy
  • Professional development
  • Q&A
  • Using creative planning to foster community connections
  • Regs in focus
  • 2018 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Independent members survey
  • Advancing the early years workforce
  • Kindergarten : a two year journey
  • Recognising excellence in road safety education
  • Bridging, learning, and exceeding through an intergenerational project
  • Movement is learning
  • Assessment and rating in Victoria

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Term  2 2018

In this edition:

  • Member profile
  • Advocacy
  • Q&A re taking leave
  • Professional development
  • Regs in focus
  • 2018 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Preventing child abuse images
  • Advancing the early years workforce
  • Worksafe inspections at early years services
  • Road Safety Education outside your gate
  • Provisional to full teacher registration
  • Autism: tips and strategies for educators

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Term  1 2018

Feature articles include:

  • Professional Development
  • Regs in Focus
  • 2018 Early Childhood Education Conference
  • Advocacy
  • Findings from The E4kids Study
  • Member Profile
  • Celebrating Your Volunteers
  • Registering Your Service as a Charity
  • On the Cusp – Being 3 Years Old
  • Communicating with Families A