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Travel Scholarship Subsidy
Applications close 30 June 2016!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. Scholarship subsidies can be used to pay for a proportion of travel, accommodation or registration costs at the discretion of the individual or their employer.To apply for a travel scholarship complete the application form and email this form back with a copy of your paid registration confirmation to email@example.com.
McArthur Early Childhood Leadership Development Scholarship
The scholarship is sponsored by McArthur and supported by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) to inform and promote professional learning and the quality of early childhood leadership. The scholarship will support one recipient to:
study exemplary early childhood services or programs overseas or within Australia
attend an early childhood conference or event either overseas or within Australia. Apply now! Closing date for applications is 31 July 2016.More information can be found here.Complete the application form and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards
The HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards are presented by HESTA—your health and community services industry super fund—and supported by Early Childhood Australia.
ME has been a generous supporter of the awards since 2010.
There are three categories, designed to cover the wide range of professions and skills exhibited by Australia’s early childhood education and care professionals. Early childhood educators or professionals who used their initiative and leadership can be nominated for:
AJEC Research Symposium 2016—‘Whose knowledge is it anyway? Pushing the evidence base in early childhood research’
The AJEC Research Symposium is scheduled the day before the conference—on 5 October 2016—and all interested participants are encouraged to attend the symposium for opportunities to share innovative research methodologies, findings and research with cutting edge partnerships and collaborations. More information about the AJEC Research Symposium is coming soon and can be found online.
Professor Susan Edwards from Learning Sciences Institute Australia (LSIA) Australian Catholic University will present her Keynote Address titled Play-based learning and intentional teaching: forever different?
Dr Richard Fletcher is an Associate Professor in the Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle. He will present his Keynote Address on Engaging fathers in the early childhood space; Why and how?
Sponsorship and exhibition
We still have some great sponsorship packages available. If you are interested in Sponsorship opportunities please contact the conference office on 02 6242 1800.
Travel Scholarship Sponsorship
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 Sponsorship to promote participation and reduce barriers for delegates wishing to attend the 2016 National Conference.
Charging Station Sponsorship
Consider sponsoring a charging station. As a sponsor of a charging station, your company will be promoted to the full conference delegation during all meal breaks in the exhibition hall. The charging station will be branded with your company logo and message.
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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.