We were a little bit keen to get to Parramatta.
The Conversations night is on Thursday 8th August.
More details to be released shortly.
Hello Parramatta and district,
ECA NSW is holding a conversation night at Parramatta.
Thursday 8th August, 2019
Venue : is still to be confirmed.
6 pm for networking supper, 6.30-8.30 pm
Next Thursday 8th August, 2019. The board of Early Childhood Australia, NSW Branch will be in attendance at a conversations evening in Parramatta, as will regional representatives from all over NSW. The evening will allow for conversations about what is happening in Early Childhood in your area. We would really appreciate your ideas and conversation.
Our Guest speaker is Ljiljana Kocic.
Ljiljana won the NSW Premier’s Teachers Award last year and has completed her research into creativity in the early years visiting centres in California, New York and Oregon. Some centres are Reggio inspired. Her talk will be full of hands on ideas on how to build creativity in your early years environment.
Ljiljana has sent through her blog details. A terrific, motivating read for creative ideas.
RSVP for catering purposes to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Your chance to have a say on the NQF.
Review finishes end of June
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The NSW branch of Early Childhood Australia is sponsoring four scholarships to the ECA National Conference to be held in Hobart 25-28th September, 2019.
The scholarships are for full registrations plus part payment of accommodation and travel.
There are 4 scholarships available.
1 Educator with CERT III (Early Childhood)
1 Educator with Diploma qualification (Early Childhood)
1 teacher with Bachelor of Education (EC)
1 Educator from an Indigenous background
However you had better be quick applications close Thursday 13th June.
2018 Scholarship winners at the Sydney National Conference with President Carol Burgess.
ECA NSW AGM
The AGM will be held tomorrow Thursday 16th May, at Club York, 95-99 York St, Sydney 6 for 6.30pm start.
Guest speaker; Roseanne Pugh, Recipient; NSW Premier’s Early Childhood Teacher’s award, 2017.
Attached is the agenda and the 2018 minutes for the ECA NSW AGM.
The Annual General Meeting of
Early Childhood Australia, NSW Branch
will be held on Thursday 16th May,
Club York, 95 York St, Sydney
Guest Speaker: Roseanne Pugh. Winner of the Premier Early Childhood Education Scholarship.
Her research topic:
The Intersection between Early Childhood Education for sustainability and Reconciliation. A comparative study of complementary initiatives.
Early Childhood Australia is pleased to present the Ethics in Action Workshop, Engaging with the ECA Code of Ethics.
This series of five (5) half-day workshops will be held across regional New South Wales and facilitated by Catharine Hydon, co-author of ECA Code of Ethics and Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethics.
About the workshops
Informed by ECA’s Code of Ethics and referencing ECA’s recent publication, Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethics, these workshops will explore the ethical dimensions of our work and strengthen our capacity to make more effective and respectful decisions. Using the guide to support our professional thinking, participants will be invited to practice the art of ethical decision-making, and work together to reinforce approaches that enhance the rights and wellbeing of children, families, our colleagues and the community.
The workshops are suitable for anyone working with young children (aged birth to eight) and their families, including:
- service leaders, educational leaders, teachers and educators working in centre-based early learning services, such as long day care and outside school hours care
- teachers and educational support staff working in preschool/kindergarten settings
- family day care educators
- professionals employed in family support services, maternal and child health or supported playgroup programs
- teachers working in the early years of primary school education.
|ECA members and non-members||$148.50 (inc. GST)|
|Two Ticket Promotion||$269.00 (inc. GST)|
Two (2) Ticket Promotion is a limited exclusive telephone promotion: Call ECA customer service on 02 6242 1800 to purchase, offer expires 15 February 2019
Participants attending the workshops will receive a copy of the ECA Ethics in Action: A practical guide to implementing the ECA Code of Ethics (normally priced at $84.95) and the opportunity to purchase additional copies, as well as other resources such as the Code of Ethics A1 poster and the Box of Provocations at the event.
All registration fees are inclusive of GST.
Dates and locations
Each workshop will start at 9.00 am and conclude at 1.30 pm, with morning tea, light lunch and coffee provided.
* Single delegate price $148.50 (inc GST)
* * Two ticket promotion $269.00 (inc GST) (Limited offer, expires 15 February 2019, please call our customer service team 02 6242 1800)
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The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum 2019, 28th Feb to 1st March, will provide an opportunity for early childhood education and care services operating in rural and remote areas to have a voice. Early childhood services in rural and remote areas are critical to their communities, and it is vital that the programmes offered are fit for purpose and reflect the needs and expectations of those communities.
The forum will bring together all early childhood service types to hear from sector experts and leading academics about the latest research into early childhood education in a rural and remote setting.
There will also be a networking opportunity at an open forum to share experiences, knowledge and approaches to providing early education in rural and remote locations. Over two days including a gala dinner event with Speaker Mem Fox (Author) and private twilight tour of the Dubbo Zoo.
We encourage any early childhood services and others who operate in a rural or remote part of Australia; including Centre Directors, Managers, Committee Members, and Approved Providers to attend the forum.
Tickets and further information can be found online at: http://www.ccsaruralandremoteforum.org.au/
The CCSA Forum is supported by industry leaders; ECA, SNAICC, Royal Far West and Early Start: University of Wollongong. The Rural and Remote Forum is sponsored by NSW Government.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2264005830338276/
The NSW Children’s Services Forum have joined together to have a political forum prior to the 23rd March election.
The forum will be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney, Monday 11th February. 6 pm to 8.30 pm.
Minister of Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell and Shadow Minister of Early Childhood, Kate Washington, will be in attendance. A greens representative has been invited however this has not yet been confirmed.
The event is free. Canapes and refreshments will be available on arrival.
Bookings are essential for catering purposes.