Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018


Issue nine - June 2016

Issue nine – June 2016

Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016: This is childhood-Pedagogy and practice in the early years, 5-8 October 2016 in Darwin, Northern Territory

Meet in Darwin!

Take advantage of the early bird rate today and join over 1200 colleagues at the 2016 Early Childhood Australia Conference.

The 2016 ECA National Conference has SOLD OUT


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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 conference@earlychildhood.org.au.

For more information click here.

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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 awards@earlychildhood.org.au.

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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:

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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.

Presented by:

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 Program and speaker highlights

Australian Keynote Speakers

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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?



Richard_Portrait_Smile_JFAssociate Professor Richard Fletcher

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?

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 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.

Exhibition booths are still available!

View a list of current exhibitors. If you wish to enquire about a booth please contact the conference office on 02 6242 1800 or email conference@earlychildhood.org.au.

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Conference Office

E: conference@earlychildhood.org.au
T: 02 6242 1800

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