Early Childhood Educator’s Network meeting 2

21st May, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Date/Time:

21/05/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Description:

In 2019, the Early Childhood Educators’ Network will focus on and provide opportunities to:

  • collaborate and engage in professional discussions on current and emerging issues, at local and national levels
  • inform the development of policies and directions
  • provide a collaborative forum for questions and sharing of best practice for ongoing professional learning
  • network with interested early childhood professionals
  • respond to current research for future thinking and decision making relating to matters in early childhood education.

The meetings will draw on the deep wisdom and rich experiences based in all educational approaches including Reggio Emilia, Steiner and Montessori, as well as faith-based beliefs that underpin a range of approaches. Through collaborative research, engagement in learning focused conversations and sharing professional practices we will respond to provocations from a range of educational resources, frameworks and curriculums.

Target Group

Early Childhood and Foundation Leaders, Teachers and Educators

Meeting Focus

Inclusion in the Early Years: The work of early childhood education and care professionals is fundamental to the achievement of inclusion of every child in early learning. This involves holding and expressing inclusive values, fostering strong relationships with children, collaboration, inclusive practice and strong and ongoing professional development.

Scope of Session

In this session participants will:

  • Review current practices in services that support inclusive environments for every child with a focus on transitions, relationships, resources, documentation and enrolment processes.
  • Explore why consistent language between educators, families and other professionals is necessary when building and maintaining inclusive learning spaces in early childhood settings.
  • Respond to provocations and questions posed including What does ‘know your learner’ look like and sound like in the context of your unique setting?
  • Unpack the ECA Code of Ethics Principles and review how they can guide inclusive practice by professionals and services.
  • Raise awareness of a range of available resources.

Core foci

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

  • 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care

  • 5.1.1 Responsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationships which engage and support each child to feel secure, confident and included.
  • 5.1.2 The dignity and rights of every child are maintained.
  • 6.1.3 Current information is available to families about the service and relevant community services and resources to support parenting and family wellbeing.

Facilitator

Libby Worrell, AISSA

Registration

Registration for this event will incur a fee of $20.00 (GST inclusive) per participant. This fee is invoiced after the event and is payable even if you do not attend on the day as AISSA will still incur cost. If notice of cancellation is received before 14/05/2019 the fee will be waived.

Parking is available in nearby streets. Please refer to AISSA 128 Greenhill Road Parking Map.

For all registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.