Good Morning Members,
Below is the latest newsletter for ECA NSW.
Read the newsletter to find out more about:
- Far North Coast Conference
- ECA NSW AGM – 17th
- Six scholarships available for National Conference.
- Mid North Coast Symposium
- NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships
- Hunter region Trivia Night on EC.
A new regional group is about to start in Penrith. Please contact the ECA NSW office if this would be of interest to you.
ECA NSW Newsletter May 2018
Mobile: 0429 779 039
It is with great pleasure we announce that
National Children’s Commissioner
Is our guest speaker for the ECA NSW AGM
To be held on Thursday 17th May
95-99 York St, Sydney.
Light supper will be served from 6pm.
People wishing to nominate for a position on the executive committee must complete a nomination form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel subsidies now available. Click on the hyperlink for more information. A terrific opportunity for NSW Early Childhood Professionals.
ECA Reconciliation Symposium
As part of ECA’s commitment to acknowledging reconbeciliation in the early years, ECA hosts an annual national Reconciliation Symposium. The first symposium was held in Adelaide in 2015 followed by Sydney in 2016 and the Gold Coast in 2017.
The 2018 Reconciliation Symposium will be held at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 11–12 May. Registrations are now open, click here for more information. The Reconciliation Symposium explores the nature of reconciliation within the sector and brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight to work towards a better future for all Australians.
ECA NSW Mid-North Coast Regional Group Invites you to our Regional Symposium: Celebrate, Collaborate, Innovate
Saturday 24th March 2018, Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey
Guest speakers Nikki Buchan and Thea O’Connor will ignite your curiosity as we celebrate early childhood education across the mid-north coast. There will be plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers.
Program 8:30am Registration 9:00am Welcome and acknowledgement of country
9:30am Nikki Buchan keynote and panel discussion will focus on innovative ways to create environments that foster resilience and well-being of children. Our panel will consist of early childhood professionals sharing their stories from working in the field.
11:00am Morning Tea
11:30am & 12:10pm Breakout sessions carried out in the middle of the day will focus on several roundtable conversations addressing different topics which challenge early education professionals. The aim of these is to create dynamic dialogue and establish a network for ongoing support and critical reflection between interested ECEC professionals.
- Being a pedagogical leader: Navigating the challenges
- Transition to School: Working in collaboration
- Managing work /study Balance
- Fostering Inclusion through Deep and Authentic connection
- Supporting secure Attachment Relationships
- Leadership: The challenges of leading a team
- Building authentic Relationships with Families.
1:30 Thea O’Connor keynote and her interactive session will foster understandings of work place well-being and personal performance.
3:30pm Symposium Close.
Ticket purchases and further details: www.stickytickets.com.au/64251
ECA NSW Members and Executive in Penrith
Guest Speaker Professor Deb Brennan
Lifting our game: Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions
Date: Thursday, 15th March 2018
Where: Penrith Panthers Hunter Room
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
About Professor Deb Brennan
Professor Deborah Brennan BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FASSA, is one of Australia’s leading researchers in comparative social policy, early childhood education and care and gender and politics. Deborah has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Oxford University, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the NSW Ministerial Carers Advisory Council, a former President of the Australian Political Science Association and was the Inaugural Convenor of the National Association of Community Based Children’s Services (NABCBS). She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the United States Study Centre, University of Sydney. Deborah serves on the editorial advisory board of Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, Families, Relationships and Societies and the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. She is a member of the Feminist International Institutionalist Network (FIIN), the International Network on Leave Policies and Research and the Network on Migration and Care in the Asia-Pacific. Deborah leads the University of NSW component of a Commonwealth funded Collaborative Research Network that links the Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW) and the Centre for Children and Young People (Southern Cross University).
The report was led by Susan Pascoe AM and Professor Deborah Brennan.
Deb will speak on the report and then join a conversation on educational excellence in Early Childhood services.
Free for ECA Members and $15 for non members.
Bookings essential : URL: https://ecanswprofbrennan.eventbrite.com.au
Light Supper provided from 6pm. RSVP 14th March, 2018.
Illawarra/South Coast’s first meeting for 2018:
Date: Monday 12th Feb, 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 7.45 pm
Venue: Alunga Children’s Centre
32 Robyn Road, Albion Park Rail, 2527
RSVP: Friday 9th Feb – Reply email – email@example.com
The focus of this meeting will be to provide members with the opportunity /time to discuss topics such as: current publications/resources that support best practice and our advocacy work.
Please email through any suggestions for discussion topics or provocations.
Proposed topics to date:
- Revised NQS Exceeding themes
- Live Wires – Information and resources about young children and technology
- Shoalhaven Special Interest Group (SIG) Inclusion Network
- Next event update
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