The Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1995 to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution made by Barbara Creaser to the lives of young children, early childhood practice and the early childhood profession.
Barbara made a major contribution to the professional development of students, childcare staff and kindergarten teachers in the Australian states and territories in which she worked. In particular Barbara gave significant support to newer members of the profession. Her books too have been in the forefront of work to support early childhood professionals in their understanding and implementation of an anti-bias curriculum and play-based pedagogy.
The fund aims to:
There are two Barbara Creaser Awards
The Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture is awarded to a well-recognised and respected early childhood professional. The winner will be invited to deliver a 30-minute lecture or presentation at ECA’s National Conference to the full conference delegation (typically around 1800 delegates).
To be eligible for this award the nominee must be a permanent resident in Australia and must be nominated by an ECA State or Territory Branch. All ECA members are welcome to suggest nominations for this award to their Branch Committee. Branch contact details are:
|Australian Capital Territory Branchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|New South Wales Branchemail@example.com|
|Northern Territory Branchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Australia Branchemail@example.com|
|Western Australia Branchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Nominees for this award will be well-recognised and respected early childhood professionals who engage in effective advocacy on behalf of young children and the early childhood sector. In order to select one award winner, the judges will review each nomination against the following criteria (400 words max):
ECA Branches nominate candidates for the Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture. All applications should contain a brief Curriculum Vitae or biography of the nominee including their qualifications as well as responses to the selection criteria.
Process for reviewing applications
Nominations are confidential and will remain confidential throughout the reviewing process.
1. The Award recipient will be contacted prior to the Early Childhood Australia Conference and invited to prepare a lecture or presentation.
2. The Award will be announced at the ECA National Conference.
3. The Award recipient will receive travel and accommodation costs and conference registration to the ECA Conference in the year awarded as well as a trophy presented to them at the conference. They will also be invited to write an article (or be interviewed) for an edition of ECA’s newsletter Every Child.
4. The Award recipient will also receive 12 months complimentary Early Childhood Australia membership and subscriptions to AJEC, Every Child, Research in Practice and Everyday Learning (any or all of these can be transferred to another individual or service if desired).
Nominations close 31 March 2018
The purpose of this award is to support the development of a young early childhood advocate and to encourage them to participate in ECA’s advocacy work.
Nominees for this award will be young early childhood professionals who are engaging in advocacy on behalf of young children and the early childhood sector. In order to select one award winner, the judges will review each nomination against the following criteria (400 words max):
The ECA Branches nominate candidates for the Barbara Creaser Young Advocate Award.
Nominations should contain a brief Curriculum Vitae or biography including any relevant study and/or qualifications.
Process for reviewing applications
Nominations are confidential and will remain confidential throughout the process. All nominations must be endorsed by the ECA Branch President and one other member of the Branch Committee.
Nominations close 13 April 2016