AGECS Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Change – Final Round 2017. Closing 31 July. Apply now

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

2018 Grants up to $10000. Apply now.

Warrawong Professional Learning Grants – Applications Opening Monday 5 February 2018. Closing date – Wednesday 28 March 2018 The Warrawong fund was established to support not-for-profit early childhood services and organizations to enable the professional development of people working in the field of early childhood care and education, in this way assisting in the development of up-to-date knowledge about child development and … Read More

3 Free Workshops – Science Learning with Young Children. Putting STEM in Children’s Learning – 19 April Bundoora; 3 May Ballarat; 7 June Churchill

Interactive workshop with Associate Professor Coral Campbell This workshop is intended to highlight children’s learning through play, how they interact with science through all aspects of our natural and constructed world, and how educators can stimulate and sustain learning. Discussion will highlight how those involved with young children can develop their own understanding and help young children to explore, investigate … Read More

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

Grants for 2018 – Applications closing early 2018

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES The following grants will be available inn early 2018. Now is the time to start preparing your applications. AGECS EARLY CHILDHOOD GRANTS Grants of up to $10,000 for each successful application are available for the following: Warrawong Professional Learning Grant Opening Term 1, 2018 Forest Hill Grants Opening early 2018 More details for Forest Hill and … 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

REUNIONS – October 2017

1982 IECD Grad Dip of Education (ECE) – 35 years Saturday 14 October 10am tour of University of Melbourne ELC 11.30 Lunch Details RSVP Jacinta Barnes on or call/text Tess Brooks (Therese Glenister) on 0412 177588 1957  KTC Graduates Saturday, October 28th 2017. 12 noon At the home of Margaret (Midge) Lucas Details and RSVP to Margaret 0409 155 … Read More

Stress and Trauma in Young Children – Half Day, Foundational Workshops & Full Day Advanced Workshops

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 Grants – up to $10,000 per application available

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

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