Early Years Connect – Building Skills, Building Inclusion

Early Years Connect Every Child (16-03, September 2016) ‘Building skills, building inclusion’ Are you an early childhood educator based in Queensland? Then you need to know about Early Years Connect. The latest in professional development for inclusion support, Early Years Connect is a collaborative project of Early Childhood Australia (ECA), C&K and Autism Queensland, funded …

Keys to Inclusion at Child Care

Two families, attending two child care centres, each with unique needs. There’s nothing unusual about different families having their own story and their own dynamics, yet it can still be the case that the needs of families who differ from the majority can be less well addressed than those of others. The stories of these …

Leading from the Middle

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s that collaborating, info-sharing, utterly badass educator, Bex Swainson from Children @ Bay Terrace in Wynnum. Let her in! Bex’s impromptu visits to ECE centres in the Wynnum area have become synonymous with community, generosity, and raising the standard of ECEC for the benefit of the whole community. She is a …

ECT Mentoring and Coaching

Early Childhood Teachers often find it difficult to get to professional development. We know this. We also know this isn’t because you don’t value learning; it’s because of the myriad of things you have to do every day, the curriculum development, planning, meetings and study, not to mention having a personal life of your own. …

Hand-clapping to learn and play

As anticipation builds towards our latest event, Operation Delightful – Setting the Scene for Positive Behaviour, we are taking a beat (so to speak) to talk music, kids, education, and clapping. It is no surprise that the ideal person to enlighten us on their wonderful relationship is legendary blues singer and music facilitator, Lil’ Fi. …

Nurturing Your Child’s Inner World: 5 Tips on How to Engage in Expressive Play and Communicate Effectively with Children

Children are naturally creative and sensory beings, and during particular times of their development, their brains go through phases of being more non-verbal and intuitive, than language-based and logical. For example, children aged 6 to 9 experience more neural growth and activity in the right hemisphere of their brain, which means that during this period, …

Sustainability in Action – An Outback Bus Tour

Join Workforce Council, Professional Support Coordinator in partnership with Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network (QECSN) and Nature Play Queensland in a truly unique and exciting opportunity. Over 3 days we will be acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land that we pass across and will be welcomed on to Kalkadoon Country by Traditional Owners. We will explore early childhood education in …

Celebrating Educators Conference – Back to the Heart

Celebrating Educators Conference – Back to the Heart 2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting year, the Workforce Council have again partnered with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to bring you another amazing Celebrating Educators Conference. Following on from five very successful Celebrating Educators Conferences from 2011 to 2015, the planning committee …

Praxis Make Perfect Q&A – Inclusion and Diversity with Georgina Zadelj

In the lead-up to the PraXis Makes Perfect conference, we have been getting to know some of our wonderful presenters. This week we focus on our third and final theme – Inclusion and Diversity, and do a Q&A with Georgina Zadelj, Educator and operator of her own service ‘Country Kids Childcare’ at Cassowary Coast Family …

PraXis Makes Perfect Q&A – Perspectives on Pedagogy with Desley Jones

In the lead-up to the PraXis Makes Perfect conference, we have been getting to know some of our wonderful presenters. This week we focus on Theme 2 – Perspectives on Pedagogy, and do a Q&A with Desley Jones, nominated supervisor and fulltime teacher at Ballymore Kindergarten. What sets your service apart from other services? We …

PraXis Makes Perfect Q&A – Innovative Leadership with Caitlin Deakes

In the lead-up to the PraXis Makes Perfect conference, we would like to start getting to know some of our wonderful presenters. For the next three weeks, we will interview one presenter per week – one for each conference theme. This week we focus on Theme 1 – Innovative Leadership, and do a Q&A with …

Praxis Makes Perfect – Register Now

The professional development and growth of education and care professionals will be the focus of the ‘Praxis Makes Perfect: Perspectives on Pedagogy’ conference on Saturday 1st of August, 2015. Presented by The Workforce Council, this exciting one-day conference is an ideal, targeted learning experience for the Education and Care sector. It will challenge assumptions, incite …

Support for Long Daycare in the Long Run

The Workforce Council is renewing its commitment to meeting the needs of the Long Day Care (LDC) sector in the wake of the latest Federal Budget announcements. They are reminding the Education and Care sector that, regardless of the funding announcements, they will continue to provide superior quality practice and leadership development, inclusive practice development …

Registrations now open for the ACECQA National Workshops in Queensland

ACECQA, in partnership with the Department of Education and Training and the Health and Community Services Workforce Council will be presenting 14 workshops across Queensland focusing on Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice. The workshops are practical, hands-on sessions presented by ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone, Professional Support Coordinator (PSC) for Queensland Consultants and regulatory authority …

Leading the future of children’s services

The Workforce Council is working with industry leaders to offer opportunities for early childhood educators and children’s services professionals to come together for thinking, exchanging ideas and enacting leadership in current issues relating to young children and their care and education. This Masterclass Series is blends expert input with engaging and interactive discussion and debate …