The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies

The AGECS is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation providing professional development and networking opportunities for its members and staff working in early childhood services. 

Full Membership Benefits

 AGECS membership fees are tax deductible for those working in the field.

Member Content

Access to AGECS Professional Development Programs, articles, and industry resources.

Events

Receive up-to-date info on all upcoming AGECS events.

AGECS Journal

Get access to copies of the AGECS journal Audax (online and / or printed version).

Regional Groups

The ability to join or form an AGECS Regional Group in your area.

Stay informed

Stay informed about courses and news relevant to early childhood professionals.

Discount Books

Receive discounts on books purchased from Teaching Solutions.

Membership

Why should you become a member of AGECS?

You will be part of an organisation that has a long history of advocacy, networking and a commitment to professional growth that continues into the 21st century.

Full Membership Benefits:

  • Access to grants  
  • Early bird event alerts
  • Professional development events
  • Member resources
  • AGECS Journal (AUDAX)
  • Stay informed
  • AGM member voting

The AGECS membership fees are tax deductible for those working in the field.

Membership

Why should you become a member of AGECS?

You will be part of an organisation that has a long history of advocacy, networking and a commitment to professional growth that continues into the 21st century.

Full Membership Benefits:

  • Access to Grants  
  • Early Bird Event Alerts
  • Professional Development Events
  • Member resources
  • AGECS Journal (AUDAX)
  • Stay Informed
  • AGM Member Voting

AGECS membership fees are tax deductible for those working in the field.

AGECS Acknowledgement of Country

The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies (AGECS) meets in Carlton on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. Our mission statement recognises that quality early childhood settings enhance learning and developmental achievements for all children, with the most significant impact being on outcomes for children experiencing vulnerability. In keeping with this we acknowledge the dispossession of the Wurundjeri peoples and other Aboriginal Victorians due to the impact of colonisation.

The AGECS believes that recognising the past and its impact on the present is central in ‘closing the gap’ between the aspirations of the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal well being and learning outcomes in early childhood. We acknowledge the survival and enduring strengths of the Victorian Aboriginal community in spite of dispossession. We aim to support the Early Childhood profession in partnership with the Aboriginal community to further their understandings of Aboriginal history, culture, identity and pedagogy.   As such AGECS is respectfully committed to the participation of Aboriginal people as knowledge holders and teachers around the professional development and resources that AGECS offers.

Wurundjeri Elder, Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy has approved the wording on Acknowledgement of Country written by Sue Atkinson-Lopez.

Become a member today

As a member of The AGECS you have access to recent and archived editions of our bi-annual journal, AUDAX

If you would like to contribute information about an event, a story about working with young children, a brief history of your own career or another graduate, or some other item of interest, please contact The Editor.

 

2021

 Audax 102 Autumn 2020

 

2020

Audax 101 Spring 2020

AUDAX 100 Autumn 2020

 

2019

AUDAX 99 Spring 2019

AUDAX 98 Autumn 2019

 

2018

AUDAX 97 Spring 2018

AUDAX 96 Autumn 2018

 

2017

AUDAX 95 Spring 2017

AUDAX 94 Autumn 2017

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