Podcast: Respectful Relationships & Responsive Engagement: An interactive conversation with Dr Ruth Schmidt Neven

Wednesday 24 May, 2017. As noted in this Practice Principle of the VEYLDF, the relationships we develop with children and families are fundamental to our role as early childhood educators. How children’s behaviour is managed can change if organisational and group dynamics also change. Ruth will take this further and explain the importance of an approach that focuses on group … Read More

Addressing Family Violence – The Importance of the Early Years

Pre-Birth to Three: Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan (head of Strathclyde Police’s Violence Reduction Unit in Scotland) talks about the importance of the early years. Please note that the material in this video could be distressing to some viewers.

Podcast: Responding to Challenging Behaviour: How to respond when children endanger themselves and others

The child demonstrates unpredictable, violent, destructive behaviour.  The child bites and/ or scratches staff and intimidates peers. Many professionals working with young children will be able to relate to the above scenario.Even when Early Childhood professionals have everything in place there can still be children who really struggle with social skills and ability to cooperate with adults and other children … Read More

Podcast – Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Early Childhood: Putting this into Best Practice

AGECS FORUM: Tuesday 23 February – Melbourne Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Early Childhood: Putting this into Best Practice With Denise Rundle as MC, this lively forum/workshop features Aboriginal Early Childhood practitioners: Sue Atkinson Lopez and Annette Sax sharing experiences that embed Indigenous perspectives into early childhood programs.  The forum includes practical examples that can be duplicated with young children. For … Read More

Podcast: Family Violence: What should we know and how should we respond?

  FAMILY VIOLENCE: WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW AND HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND? Increase your understanding and responsibilities when dealing with Family Violence in Early Childhood programs. 25 May 2015 – Forum Hosted by Ian Hamm Director Aboriginal Economic Development, Dept of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources with Panel Members Meredith Banks – Infant Mental Health Clinical Nurse Consultant at … Read More

Podcast: Closing the gap: How can we embed Aboriginal perspectives in the early years?

AGECS FORUM 24 February 2015 CLOSING THE GAP. HOW CAN WE EMBED ABORIGINAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE EARLY YEARS? Forum Hosted by Ian Hamm – Director Aboriginal Economic Development, Dept of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources with Professor Mark Rose – Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy Latrobe University Annette Sax – Creative and Education Director Yarn Strong Sista AJ Williams … Read More

Is Your BEING Affecting Children’s Wellbeing? Public Forum 17 JUNE 2014 PODCAST

The Podcast for the AGECS Public Forum on 17 June 2014: “Is your Being affecting Children’s Wellbeing?’ is now available through the following link::. After opening the link, Click on Audio File link on the right hand side of the page and then download and save to your computer. http://content.lecture.unimelb.edu.au:8080/ess/portal/section/9ac227a1-e774-4aae-a09a-4af5cddcb4b8

Conversation with Kathy Walker and Anthony Semann – Pod Cast Available

Click here to access the PodCast of the following event   The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies invites you to An evening exploring early childhood theory and influences in practice. Kathy Walker and Anthony Semann present a conversational discussion on: Theoretical Perspectives in early childhood education and care: “Trials and Tribulations.” How does theory ‘fit into’ the National … Read More