Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018
‘Be the
difference for children and families’

Early Childhood Australia runs an annual early childhood conference for all who are involved in supporting the growth, development and learning of young children. Our most recent conference in Darwin was held in October 2016 and attended by over 2000 delegates.

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Contemporary Practice in Teaching and Learning

Risks and Resilience

Welcome from Ros Cornish, ECA National President

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The Early Childhood Australia National Conference is one the most eagerly awaited events by those who work with young children across a myriad of professions.  It brings together early childhood educators, teachers, academics, leaders and other allied professionals from all around Australia and indeed overseas, to be inspired and share ideas and experiences in an environment of collegiality and collaboration.

It is an opportunity to challenge and be challenged, to affirm and be affirmed, to reflect critically and constructively, and importantly celebrate the achievements and gains made in our genuine effort to improve outcomes for children, their families and those who work with them each day.

The 2018 National Conference in Sydney is an opportunity to renew acquaintances and make new ones during the conference and associated events. I look forward to welcoming participants particularly as Early Childhood Australia celebrates its 80th year of advocacy and support on behalf of young children.

Discount for ECA Members

Early Childhood Australia members receive a discount to the conference. If you are interested in becoming a member, there are a variety of Early Childhood Australia membership categories to choose from.

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Become a sponsor

Sponsorship of the Early Childhood Conference is a great way to promote your organisation or business to the early childhood sector. ECA will ensure that your investment is worthwhile with many direct and indirect benefits.

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Location

International Convention Centre Sydney

14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2009

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors - without your support the event would not be possible.

 

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BUNDJALUNG SEAN DELSIGNORE CABBAGE TREE ISLAND NSW Sean is known as ‘Bundjalung Sean’, he paints the land, people and sacred sites related to his country. Sean was born in northern NSW on Cabbage Tree Island. He has been painting since the age of 15 years, when he was first inspired to paint the Dreaming of his mother. ‘Ancestral Winds’ is the story about Sean’s experience as a child sitting around a campfire with his family listening to stories from the old days. During this story telling time, a soft wind began to stir the air and it was said that these winds carry their past ancestors; that these ancestors are here with them, looking after them.