AGECS inspiring, respecting and challenging Early Childhood professionals

PRINCIPLES

AGECS supports the Early Childhood profession through a number of professional learning opportunities to further understanding and knowledge of child development and learning so that all children have access to high standards of care and education in Early Childhood settings.

AGECS leads the provision of innovative and challenging learning to Early Childhood professionals to develop quality early childhood settings. These settings enhance learning and developmental achievements for all children with the most significant impact being on the outcome of children experiencing vulnerability.

AIMS

  1. Service
  • To provide specialized development opportunities that meet the needs of Early Childhood professionals and extend their knowledge, practices and expertise
  • To provide networking opportunities to facilitate dialogue and fellowship
  • To provide a well governed, well managed and sustainable key association to Early Childhood professionals
  1. Community Development
  • To advocate for Early Childhood Educators by providing leadership, excellence and respect for our profession
  • To work in partnership with other stakeholders; to promote professional standards to ensure excellence and innovation in the development of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • To provide a respectful place in the Early Childhood community for provocative and critically challenging dialogue
  1. Processes for Collaboration

         How we intend to work together internally as a team, work with the people who use our services and other
services

  • To establish alliances with other organisations to leverage our vision
  • To foster fellowship amongst graduates of Early Childhood and between different generations of graduates
  • AGECS Council will build a working relationship that promotes informed and up to date knowledge and opinion on Early Childhood development

OBJECTIVES

  • To maintain effective administration and delivery of services
  • To ensure funds through strong financial management
  • To provide well managed succession strategies for council members
  • To provide well managed resources to perform administration tasks
  • To provide information in different formats to promote excellence in Early Childhood
  • To promote outcomes that recognise connections and dynamics in the Early Childhood profession
  • To provide well managed resources to perform and implement strategies
  • Council to be open and transparent to membership and stakeholders
  • To establish contact with government departments and other stakeholders
  • Accessibility to all Early Childhood Educators to resources and information

STRATEGIES

  • Increase membership to AGECS
  • Increase membership to council
  • Administrative support
  • AUDAX
  • Website
  • Contact with stakeholders
  • Application of grants to Foundation
  • Archives and information relating to MKTC
  • Involvement in Alumni events
  • Forums/Professional Development – metro and regional sessions including Webinar
  • Facebook
  • AGECS rep visit local and regional EC networks to promote AGECS and grants/Fellowship.
  • AGECS Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Change
  • Warrawong and Forest Hill grants
  • Advocacy
  • Awards for students completing University Early Childhood courses; currently offered to RMIT, Deakin, Federation, LaTrobe Bendigo, Monash