Don’t miss out on this opportunity … secure your spot at the 2016 Early Childhood Australia Conference.
Register before 30 June and receive a discount! With only 173 days to go, we have sold over 700 tickets. Take advantage of early bird registration and secure your ticket online today!
The 2016 Conference Registration Brochure is available on the conference website. To download the registration brochure please click here.
Early bird (closes 30 June 2016)
Full rate (from 1 July 2016)
Single day registration**
* Concession registration is available to full-time students, pensioners and health care cardholders. ** Single day registration is available for one day only. Delegates who wish to register for two or three days should register for the full conference.
At ECA, we want every educator to be able to access and receive quality professional development to better support the children in their service and care.
ECA would like to encourage organisations to take up a travel scholarship to promote participation and reduce barriers for delegates wishing to attend the 2016 National Conference—This is childhood ‘Pedagogy and practice in the early years’. Conference subsidies can be used to pay a proportion of travel, accommodation or registration costs at the discretion of the individual or their employer.
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood(AJEC) Research Symposium, 5 October 2016
The third early childhood Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) research symposium will take place as part of the 2016 ECA National Conference.
This symposium has been developed to provoke thinking and discussion amongst researchers, policy makers and practitioners. It is entitled, ‘Whose knowledge is it anyway? Pushing the evidence base in early childhood research’. A thought provoking address by Professor Ann Farrell opens the day followed by a panel discussion with audience participation. The research roundtables have proved popular with a rich tapestry of presentations across the day illustrating a variety of research designs, theoretical frames and methods. All abstracts for the roundtables have been peer reviewed. Discussion papers and questions will be sent the week before the symposium so participants can contribute to roundtable discussions. With time for networking over lunch and assistance to connect people with similar research interests this is the place to be seen before the conference opens.
Look for the program by the beginning of next week on the conference website.
Cost: $95 per person Venue: Charles Darwin University Room: Mal Nairn Auditorium Time: 8.00 am–4.00 pm
Nominate an early childhood educator for a national award
Early childhood education and care professionals have one of the most important jobs in educating and nurturing the next generation of Australians.
If you know an early childhood educator or carer who has made a significant contribution to delivering better outcomes for children, nominate them now for the 2016 HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards, held in partnership with Early Childhood Australia.
There are three award categories—Advancing Pedagogy and Practice, Outstanding Young Graduate and Excellence in Building Inclusion.
Nominations for the awards will remain open until Friday, 22 July 2016.
HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said early childhood education and care professionals play a vital role in the health, wellbeing and development of young children.
ME has generously provided a prize pool of $30 000, that will be shared among the winners in the three categories.
Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the Early Childhood Australia National Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Darwin for the awards dinner on 7 October 2016.
The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition—‘A Narrative of the Possible’
On display in Darwin at Parliament House during the ECA National Conference 5–8 October 2016 … visit the exhibition in your own time or as part of a guided educational tour.
This exhibition shares the experiences, thinking and learning of children and educators from the schools for young children in the City of Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy.
The exhibition declares the right to live in a learning environment that is able to renew itself each day, sustaining and accompanying the research and learning of all those who live and learn within its spaces.
The exhibition showcases one of the most influential and highly-regarded learning and teaching experiences in the world today, and tells the story of an educational adventure—a life adventure over many years interweaving experience, thoughts, discussions and research.
A beautiful and intriguing display of children’s theories illustrated through photographs, words, paintings, drawings and sculptures. A visual testament to children’s potential as scientists, inventors, authors and artists and an opportunity to learn about the extraordinary research conducted by teachers and children in Reggio Emilia.
Sponsorship and exhibition
Hurry—only one exhibition booth remains; book now to secure the last booth!
If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference or would like more information about our sponsorship packages, please contact the conference office on 02 6242 1800 or download the Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus.
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Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.