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Read the latest news about the Hub and the Early Childhood sector.

  • Changes to the National Quality Framework

    Feb 20, 2017
    On 13 February 2017, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, announced changes to the National Quality Framework intended to strengthen quality in early childhood education and care while at the same time reducing red tape for the sector.
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  • Introduce a new language at your preschool

    Dec 2, 2016
    Applications are now open for the 2017 Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. ELLA is a fun, digital, play-based language learning program for children in preschool. It helps children to become more comfortable with different languages early in life so that they can stay engaged with learning languages in later years. Choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese or Spanish.
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  • Continued rollout of Start Them Early: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning engagement workshops

    Oct 4, 2016
    If you live in North Queensland and have an interest in improving the cultural competence in your service, you can sign up now for the next round of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning engagement workshops coming to Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Bundaberg in late October to early November.
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  • Free 'Start 'em Early' Workshops – Sydney

    Aug 24, 2016
    Want to improve your cultural competence? The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is supporting 31 free one-day 'Start 'em Early' workshops across Australia, to assist services with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning engagement.
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  • New Inclusion Support Programme

    Aug 3, 2016
    The Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) commenced on 1 July 2016, replacing the Inclusion and Professional Support Programme (IPSP) which ended on 30 June 2016.
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  • My Country, Our Country, We All Belong

    Aug 1, 2016
    Did you know that on 4 August, Australia celebrates its largest National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day?
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  • National Reconciliation Week

    May 25, 2016
    The week of 27 May to 3 June 2016 is National Reconciliation Week, which commences with the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum in which Australia agreed to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the census, and ends with the anniversary of Mabo Day 1992, when the High Court of Australia recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special relationship to the land.
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  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day - 4 August 2016

    May 25, 2016
    National Reconciliation Week is a good time to start planning for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day on 4 August 2016. This is a day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children as well as for the wider community to show their support for Aboriginal children and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
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  • Become a KidsMatter Early Childhood service

    Apr 28, 2016
    KidsMatter Early Childhood is a national initiative focusing on children’s mental health and wellbeing in education and care services. KidsMatter is inviting educators to support their service to become an official KidsMatter Early Childhood service.
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  • National Workshop Webcast with National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone - Quality Area 1: Education Program and Practice

    Apr 28, 2016
    The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has developed a webcast following their national workshops. The webcast is presented by ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone, and is designed to support educators who attended the workshops to run the session in their service or would like an insight into the workshop.
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© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated