ECA Leadership Program
Get started on your leadership journey by purchasing the ECA Leadership Program or download the information booklet.
At a Glance
Who should enrol?
- Experienced and new service directors and managers
- educational leaders
- team or room leaders
- experienced childhood educators and tachers
- early childhood consultants
- aspiring leaders.
- Over 20 hours of content
- enrol at any time.
- 12 online professional learning courses
- program folder
- ECA Leadership Capability Framework
- certificate of completion.
The ECA Leadership Capability Framework
The ECA Leadership Capability Framework is the foundation of the program. It establishes a vision for leadership that can be applied to leadership at all levels and in all contexts within early year settings.
- six leadership capabilities
- 21 key aspects of effective leadership.
Early Childhood Australia provides multiple options for learners. ECA Members and ECA Learning Hub Subscribers are eligible for a discounts. If you are a ECA Learning Hub Subscriber please contact customer service to access your discount.
ECA Learning Hub Subscriber
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did ECA develop this program?
ECA consistently runs surveys and talks to the early learning and care sector. Sector feedback included a clear request for a detailed leadership resource specifically designed for busy, well-established and also aspiring managers. ECA acknowledges that many of our leaders often ‘land’ in leadership or managerial roles and learn on the job. This Leadership Program will help to cement the foundations of best-practice leadership, including a shared vision and language among teams.
I am already a well-established leader, why would I undertake the ECA Leadership Program?
What platform should I use to access online learning content?
If you are using a computer, laptop or tablet, we recommend accessing program contents (including modules and webinars) using Chrome (for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users) as your Internet browser. The program is available through the ECA Learning Hub portal.
How do I request feedback on my Personalised Professional Learning Plan?
Can I use the ECA Leadership Program towards my professional development hours?
I am having trouble accessing the leadership course online
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your question/problem and best contact details.
My ECA Leadership Program folder hasn’t arrived
Please contact email@example.com with your question and best contact details. A member of the ECA Customer Service Team will chase up your order and return your email within three to five business days.
When will I receive my certificate of completion?
About the Author
Dr Leanne Gibbs is a researcher, author and consultant. She consults on leadership and public policy in education and care. Leanne is also a doctoral candidate at Charles Sturt University and works as a principle researcher for a large public provider of early childhood education.