AGECS FREE FORUM – 27 February. An evening of theatre and dialogue

Troubling Place and Reconciliation Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education with Mat Jakobi, Catherine Hamm, and Mindy Blaise, Victoria University An Evening of Theatre and Dialogue By experimenting with a walking, dialoguing, and placing methodology, this presentation shows how an Australian Aboriginal teacher educator and two settler white women are dialoguing in ways that scratch at the layers of inscription that … Read More

AGECS Annual General Meeting and Free Members’ Tour – Saturday 11 November

The President and Members of the Council of the Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies request the pleasure of your company at the 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & MEMBERS’ TOUR Saturday 11 November 2017 at   The State Library of Victoria Swanston Street, Melbourne The Members’ Tour of the Library will commence at 10.00am Details The Tour will be … Read More

VICSEG – Cultural Competency Training

Culturally Competent Practice with Vulnerable Families Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th July 2016 Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th September 2016 Explore awareness, skills and knowledge of cultural competence with experienced trainers and cross-cultural facilitators Details Cultural Competency and Disability Training Full day Coburg: Tues 30 August 2016 9.30 am -4.00 pm OR Brimbank: Wed 28 September 2016 9.30 am -4.00 … Read More

Adopting ‘child led’ practices: How children can lead the way in engaging change. Domestic Violence Resource Centre

Two-day workshop Date:              Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 August Time:              9.30 to 4.30 Location:      CBD venue Cost:              $260 SHS funded; $630 non SHS funded Presented by Wendy Bunston and Tara Pavlidis This two day workshop explains how ‘child led’ interventions can create change in families which are stuck. This approach is used to enhance the delivery of group … Read More

MSO – JAMS FOR JUNIORS – Free tickets

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Jams for Juniors for children aged birth to 7 years and parents/ educators. Each workshop has a different musical theme 15 FREE tickets for members to attend sessions this year (5 per session). A great opportunity to observe how music with a variety of instruments is introduced to children and to observe how children respond. The … Read More

Stress and Trauma in Young Children – workshops partly funded

A workshop for Victorian Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals which provides a framework for understanding the impact of stress and trauma in young children and the implications for practice. Dates: Click here to view the complete schedule. Venue: The workshops are being held all over Victoria including Ballarat, Bairnsdale, Belgrave, Bendigo, Berwick, Broadmeadows, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Hamilton, Frankston, Keilor, Geelong, Leongatha, Mildura,  … Read More

Toxic Stress and Trauma in Young Children – subsidised workshops

A workshop on the neurobiology of relationships and repair for Early Years Professionals in Victoria Trauma is the emotional, psychological and physiological residue left over from heightened levels of toxic stress that accompanies experiences of danger, violence, significant loss and life threatening events. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of trauma because of their developmental immaturity. The outcomes … Read More

Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers

The application closing date for the Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers that is being coordinated by Victoria University has been extended until Friday, 22nd February. For further information visit: <>