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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: June 2018

    Jun 25, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter: November-December 2017

    Dec 18, 2017
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated