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

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

AGECS FORUM Wednesday 18 May. Responding to Challenging Behaviour: How to respond when children endanger themselves and others.

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 7PM TO 9PM 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

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

AGECS Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Change – 2017 Second Round closes 31 July

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

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

AGECS FORUM: Tuesday 23 February 2016 – 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. … Read More

Public Forums – Embedding Indigenous Perspective in Early Childhood: Putting this into practice.

FREE Two lively forum/workshops with leading Aboriginal Early Childhood practitioners sharing experiences that embed Indigenous perspectives into early childhood programs. The forums includes practical examples that can be duplicated with young children. Tuesday 16 February – Ballarat – Federation University Tuesday 23 February – Melbourne Graduate School of Education Both forums run from 7pm to 9pm. More details

Early childhood education is key to closing the gaps

Read more about the importance of participation of Indigenous  children in Early Childhood  settings as a key to assist with Closing the Gap. https://theconversation.com/early-childhood-education-is-key-to-closing-the-gaps-54322