Must have books for addressing the NQS

Books from Teaching Solutions: Principles and Practice for Driving the EYLF By Kay Margetts and Bridie Raban This book will help educators and students identify and articulate the Principles and aspects of Practice that drive their programs and meet the Quality Standards. It is a great resource for using as services develop their Quality Improvement Plan and work toward the NQS.   The … Read More

Conversation with Kathy Walker and Anthony Semann – Pod Cast Available

Click here to access the PodCast of the following event   The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies invites you to An evening exploring early childhood theory and influences in practice. Kathy Walker and Anthony Semann present a conversational discussion on: Theoretical Perspectives in early childhood education and care: “Trials and Tribulations.” How does theory ‘fit into’ the National … Read More

Thoughts on the Push Down Curriculum

One of the primary aims of AGECS within it’s constitution has always been to perpetuate and maintain the professional ideals, traditions and standards established by the Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers’ College. This includes the support for early childhood professionals in a play-based learning philosophy for children. I came across this article from a blog, written in 2009, but felt it’s still … Read More

Most complete record of a single child’s speech development?

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language — so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son’s life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.” Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn. Anyone involved in the … Read More

Connect with us via facebook and twitter

AGECS has gone social… and we now have a FACEBOOK and TWITTER page for you to follow our events and movement, as well as via the website here. If you do have a FACEBOOK profile, please send us a ‘friend request’ so we can add you to our facebook events sharing and ‘follow us’ if you have a TWITTER account. Come … Read More

Note from Carolyn Lunt

In response to a letter to the editor in Audax 81 from Beryl Edmonds: “Dear Beryl, I remember you so well. You were supportive of my work at Woodridge preschool in Eltham between 1975 and 1980 before I was thrown out as I had been on a study tour of China. I travelled with B.Ed students from IECD. It was … Read More

Inspirational Ideas for Early Childhood

It’s always very exciting to see and hear of some of the innovative ideas out there in the world of education, particularly when it involves reaching out to deprived areas. I found this amazing video cast by Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. Watch his presentation of … Read More

Podcast by Dr Joseph Sparling on Abecedarian approach

Dr Joseph Sparling Dr Joseph Sparling is Visiting Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Research Professor at Georgetown University. He is the first author of LearningGames®, The Abecedarian Curriculum, … Read More

Why play matters, even for adults…

Did you know that there is an American organisation call The National Institute of Play? Recently I came across a great radio interview with the founder, Dr Stuart Brown which was inspirational. If you are being pushed in to structured, educational curriculums that don’t value the art of play, I advise you to go the The National Institute of Play … Read More