AGECS supports the early childhood profession through a number of professional learning opportunities, to further their 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. Fellowship Guidelines The aim of the AGECS Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Change is to provide financial support of … Read More
Stress and Trauma in Young Children: A foundational workshop for Victorian Early Childhood sector staff which provides a framework for understanding the impact of stress and trauma in young children and the implications for practice. This foundational workshop is designed to examine the most recent research on the impact of trauma on brain development, provide a framework for understanding the … Read More
AGECS EARLY CHILDHOOD GRANTS Grants of up to $10,000 per application are available for each of the following: Forest Hill Grants Closes 7 July Warrawong Professional Learning Grant Closes 31 July. More details for Forest Hill and Warrawong Grants : Available here and Here AGECS Programme for Leadership and Change Closing date: 31 July 2017 … Read More
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
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.
Senator David Leyonhjelm has angered the sector by questioning whether the job really needs qualifications, arguing the requirement is over-the-top and has only driven up costs. The senator said: “A lot of women — mostly women — used to look after kids in childcare centres. And then they brought in this national quality framework and they had to go and … Read More
This paper by Shelby Gull Laird and Laura McFarland, published online in The Conversation, identifies benefits of outdoor play including reducing the risk of children becoming shortsighted, improving memory, boosting concentration and supporting general well-being. A great paper to share with colleagues and parents.
The President and Members of the Council of the Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies request the pleasure of your company at the 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 12 November 2016 12 noon at Room 3.401, Faculty of Arts and Education (Building IC) Deakin University, Waurn Ponds (located near Car Park 3 / off Nicol Drive South) The meeting … Read More
TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER 7PM TO 8.50PM Early Childhood professionals should provide support for all children and have strategies in place for those children who need extra support. 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. What can we do? … Read More
For all Early Childhood/Primary/Secondary Educators, trainee teachers, librarians and parents Don’t miss this valuable professional development event. Enjoy finger food and great company Come and hear Jane Parsons, Victorian Judge for 2016 Children’s Book of the Year Awards speak about short listed and notable books. Monday 25th July 2016 4:30 – 6:30pm Charles La Trobe College, 235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod … Read More