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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: November 2018

    Nov 26, 2018, 15:41 PM by Christine Whitelaw
    In this newsletter we focus on the resources that support educators through the process of reflecting on their practice. Read how educators used a set of questions to prepare for the assessment and ratings process. Find resources designed to deepen critical thinking about processes and practice.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: October 2018

    Oct 30, 2018, 15:37 PM by Christine Whitelaw
    To what extent is your service a child safe organisation? Explore some of the resources designed to enhance child safety in your context all year round. Consider the place and impact of specific awareness-raising activities alongside more comprehensive child safety strategies.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: September 2018

    Sep 27, 2018, 10:16 AM by Christine Whitelaw
    Attitudes about use of technology vary widely in the early years context. How can we make the most of technology as a tool for learning and development? Read how one Perth-based kindergarten manages digital play. Look into the latest research on young children and digital technology. Find some good checklists to record what children are learning when they are using digital devices.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: August 2018

    Aug 29, 2018, 10:48 AM by Christine Whitelaw
    What helps leaders do a good job? What skills and dispositions make a difference? Read a case study which focuses on this question. Access some useful videos and/or research into leadership in early years contexts. Think about how we promote leadership skills in children.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: July 2018

    Jul 30, 2018, 14:06 PM by Lucy Booth
    Find inspiration for celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples cultures and for becoming more culturally competent in this area. Explore resources that feature in the new Early Childhood Resource Hub professional learning modules, which support cultural competencies.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: June 2018

    Jun 25, 2018, 16:21 PM by Lucy Booth
    Deepen your focus on STEM within your service. Read how one service is working with unplugged and coding activities. Find some useful resources for learning activities in Maths, Science, Engineering and Technologies. Discuss some new ideas at your next staff meeting. Plan for Science Week - 11-19 August 2018.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: May 2018

    May 28, 2018, 14:18 PM by Lucy Booth
    The newsletter explores some resources which support children in the development of emotional literacy and more positive interactions with each other. Read about an educator using mindfulness and other practices. Explore the scope and sequence of a holistic Respectful Relationships program. Look at ways to improve the delivery of NQS 5 in your service.
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  • Quest for Quality knowledge game

    Apr 30, 2018, 14:50 PM by Lucy Booth
    Access the ACECQA Quest for Quality knowledge game. The new extension packs explore concepts such as inclusion, environmental sustainability and the National 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, as well as family day care and outside school hours care. The game and extension packs have been designed as knowledge and capacity building tools, providing an opportunity to integrate an element of fun into understanding the NQS, professional discussions and critical reflection.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: April 2018

    Apr 27, 2018, 13:35 PM by Lucy Booth
    In this month's newsletter we explore some great resources and ideas about sustainability practices and learning activities in early years settings. Read about a service with ten years’ experience in this area. Access tools for auditing your own service. Connect with some good teaching ideas.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: March 2018

    Mar 28, 2018, 15:37 PM by Lucy Booth
    The newsletter explores some key resources and ideas for improving your practice and refining the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). It includes data from the most recent ratings assessment process, links to a case study using Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data and profiles some useful resources to assist educators with development and refinement of the QIP.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: February 2018

    Feb 27, 2018, 14:27 PM by Vinothan Thiru
    This newsletter provides a rationale for setting up a bush kinder and practicalities of implementing this type of program. There are two case studies from Victoria that focus on this topic. The newsletter includes links to reflective questions about the nature of risks and hazards and links to resources which further explore the nature of outdoor play and of design of outdoor spaces.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: January 2018

    Jan 29, 2018, 12:33 PM by Lucy Booth
    In this month's newsletter we look at strategies for strengthening relationships with families and communities.
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  • Updates to the National Quality Framework

    Dec 20, 2017, 16:54 PM by Lucy Booth
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: November-December 2017

    Dec 18, 2017, 12:43 PM by Lucy Booth
    In this month's newsletter we look at ideas for celebrating in your service.
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: October 2017

    Oct 30, 2017, 14:08 PM by Vanessa Len
    In this month's newsletter, we explore transitions into your service and into school. You’ll find practical ideas to support your work, a great case study from New South Wales, and sample letters for new children and families at your service.
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  • Changes to the National Quality Framework from October 2017

    Jun 6, 2017, 13:48 PM by Vanessa Len
    Australian, State and Territory Ministers of Education have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework following a review of the national system for children’s education and care services.
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  • Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in schools and early learning

    May 22, 2017, 13:59 PM by Vanessa Len
    Narragunnawali supports early learning services in Australia to foster knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
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  • Little J and Big Cuz

    May 22, 2017, 13:56 PM by Vanessa Len
    Use these videos to support learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews and knowledges. Support materials are aligned with the EYLF.
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  • Start Them Early workshops 2017

    Apr 20, 2017, 09:39 AM by Matthew Wall
    The remaining five workshops are scheduled to be held in May in SA, WA and NT. The Department of Education and Training in partnership with Shared Path Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation have delivered workshops in QLD, TAS, NSW, VIC and ACT which have reached over 1000 Early Childhood and Child Care educators as well as many other community stakeholders.
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  • Changes to the National Quality Framework

    Feb 20, 2017, 15:40 PM by Vanessa Len
    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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