Start Early


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Price $38.50


Learning Hub Team
The Learning Hub team is based in Early Childhood Australia's National Office which is located in Canberra, Australia. Our small team develops professional development resources for educators and other professionals working with young children from birth to eight.



Children’s first years establish behaviours and attitudes they will carry through life. That is why Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to offer free registration for Start Early until 31 March 2017.

Start Early aims to help educators explore, through short online courses, how everyday behaviours and attitudes shape a child’s lifelong relationships. It’s a long-term strategy to prevent family and domestic violence.

The three free modules look at developing Respectful Relations, explore issues around Gender, Respect and Identity, and encourage Father Inclusive Practice and take an estimated 45 minutes to complete. Start Early also offers more information and resources through our blog and further resources page, which both complement the modules and encourage further learning.

Start Early is a free resource until strong>March 2017Press the purchase button now for your free registration.

Our modules

As a part of the Start Early professional learning package, three free modules have been developed for educators to complete. The modules look at developing Respectful Relations,explore issues around Gender, Respect and Identity, and encourage Father Inclusive Practice.

The modules take an estimated 45 minutes each to finish and a certificate of completion can be downloaded and printed for each module.


Start Early draws on the expertise of educators, authors, and researchers within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and related professions.

Start Early is firmly grounded in Australia’s National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the core resource that guides early childhood educators in their practice.


To begin the Start Early modules you must first register. To begin, click the ‘purchase’ button to be redirected to the modules.


It’s a team effort. Start Early gathers together resources from many perspectives and sources, drawing on leading Australian bodies, all centred around the prevention of domestic and family violence. Use these resources to complement the content of the Start Early modules, or to explore further.

Start Early is a professional learning package developed by ECA, supported by the New South Wales Government.