Rhythm and Movement for Self-Regulation (RAMSR) Workshops – 3 locations in May

with Dr Kate Williams & Sally Savage Learn how to use rhythm and movement activities to positively support the development of self-regulation and underlying brain connections in young children. This interactive workshop explores how children develop the ability to move rhythmically to music and external rhythms (beat synchronization), the cognitive benefits of music participation, music therapy. Participants will learn about … Read More

2018 AGM and Members’ Walking Tour

The President and Members of the Council of The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies Request the pleasure of your company at the 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 10 November 2018, 11.45am at the Koorie Heritage Trust The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria The AGM will be preceded by a Members’ Walking Tour departing from the Koorie Heritage … Read More

Loose parts. Using sustainable and recycled materials. Free PD. Werribee

Loose Parts provide inexpensive, creative opportunities for children’s work and play. These sustainable materials can be sourced locally then reused or recycled. Loose parts and recycled materials provide possibilities for creative thinking, working together cooperatively and developing responsibility. Interactive workshop with Carolyn Lunt Thursday 16 August 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Werribee Learning Centre Deakin University Bridge Street Werribee Light supper … 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

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

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