Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018



Early Childhood Australia prestigious awards are highly recognised within the early childhood education and care sector, acknowledging the valuable role that professional educators play in promoting and enhancing the delivery of early years learning. The award recipients are announced during the Early Childhood Australia National Conference, which attracts over 1900 educators and academics from the sector.

The following awards are now open:

Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture Award
Doctoral Thesis Award
HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards
  • HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards are launching Friday 18 May 2018. 


Barbara Creaser Awards and ECA Doctoral Thesis Awards timeline

Applications open 15 December 2017
Applications close 31 March 2018
Selection Panel reviews applications 1–30 April 2018
National Board reviews decision 1–31 May 2018
Applicants are advised of the outcome 2nd week in June 2018
Arrangements for conference registration and presentations are confirmed July 2018
Award recipients are announced at the Early Childhood Australia Conference 19–22 September 2018