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

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 managecc@bigpond.com 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

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.

Not just wiping noses! How hard is it to be a childcare worker?

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

Five ways kids can benefit from being outside this summer break

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.