Last chance for scholarship to National Conference

The Barbara Creaser Young Advocate award is a generous award offered by ECA National. It includes 

  • The Award winner will be announced at the Early Childhood Australia Conference.
  • The Award recipient will receive travel and accommodation costs and conference registration to the ECA Conference in the year awarded as well as a trophy presented to them at the conference.
  • The Award recipient will receive 12 months of complimentary Early Childhood Australia individual membership and subscriptions to AJEC, Every Child, Research in Practice and Everyday Learning (transferrable to another individual or service if requested).

Applications for the scholarship closed on the 30th March. There were no applicants.

ECA NSW has asked for an extension. If you know of a person, or are a person, who is an Australian resident, under 30 years of age and fits the judging criteria, please nominate. Send the two page nomination form to by COB, Thursday 10th April. Not much time, but a very simple application.

Judging criteria:

  • Is the nominee regarded as an emerging leader in the early childhood profession, i.e. someone who is beginning to take a leadership role in the profession and make a contribution to the early childhood field? In what ways?
  • How has the nominee shown emerging been effective in supporting and promoting advocacy for young children and quality early childhood programs?
  • How has the nominee’s work either been effective or potentially effective in supporting the improvement of programs and experiences for young children and their families? This may be through raising awareness, enhancing knowledge or influencing policy or practice.
  • Has the nominee assisted in the building partnerships to advance early childhood education and care? If so, how?
  • Has the nominee inspired others to strive for excellence?
  • How will the nominee benefit from mentoring and support to continue engaging in advocacy work? Please detail what support will be provided.

Click here for the application form.

Help us celebrate and congratulate our young advocates!


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