ECA Community of Practice: STEM in early childhood

The purpose of this Community of Practice is to explore the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics ​(STEM) in the early ​years curriculum.   Early childhood experiences of...
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Fostering trusting relationships to support children with anxiety

In the early years of life, many children experience anxiety. There are different reasons as to why this may occur. This course aims to offer...
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Being the champion for children who are impacted by trauma and adversity

Children who experience trauma can have their sense of belonging and identity impacted. For some, this impact can be lifelong. It is critical that we...
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Engaging with digital documentation and technology (3-part series)

What is digital documentation and why is it widely seen as a valuable innovation for the early childhood sector? This three-part series will take you...
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Putting art in place (2-part series)

Educators often think they’re not ‘arty’ or ‘creative’, but if they focus less on expertise and more on relationships, they can create truly meaningful and...
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Routines and transitions: Embracing opportunities for learning

Everyday routines and transitions play a significant role within the lives of children and the adults who work with and care for them. Routines are...
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Understanding and making art: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in early childhood settings

This module introduces the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We explore ways educators and young children can approach art appreciation...
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The value of play

Play offers children opportunities to engage with the world around them. Being intrinsically motivated and freely chosen, it allows children control over their actions and...
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Walking with children on their journey to literacy: Practitioner perspectives

Literacy is a journey. Children make meaning from letters, numbers, and symbols and begin to understand patterns from birth. This module looks at the key elements...
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