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 1500 educators and academics from the sector.

The following awards are now open:

Barbara Creaser Awards
  • Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture Award
  • Barbara Creaser Champion Award
  • Barbara Creaser Young Advocates Award
Doctoral Thesis Award
  • ECA Doctoral Thesis Award


Barbara Creaser Awards and ECA Doctoral Thesis Awards timeline

Applications open 15 February 2022

ECA Doctoral Thesis applications close

Barbara Creaser Awards nominations close

29 April 2022

Extended to 20 May 2022

Applicants are advised of the outcome 30 June 2022
Arrangements for conference registration and presentations are confirmed July 2022
Award recipients are announced at the Early Childhood Australia Conference 5—8 October 2022