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Professional learning packages for early childhood teachers

Early Childhood Australia’s (ECA) publications and online learning are developed by Australia’s leading early childhood education experts. They are evidence-based and draw on current research, showing how adults learn and apply new knowledge. They are also built on informed education and care pedagogical thinking to support improvements in pedagogical practice.

These professional learning packages are exclusive available at the special discount rate for
Early Childhood Association, India members for a limited time. Each learning package is valid for online access for three months from the date of purchase (Available for  from July–December 2020).


Bundle purchase: Receive all six learning packages for the price of five

$200.00 AUD*

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1. Language and literacy in the early years

Explore how language and literacy learning occurs, and how teachers can support young children in this learning. Discover the connections between speaking and listening, and reading and writing. Find practical advice and reflections on how to incorporate language and literacy learning into everyday teaching practice.

Online learning modules

Walking with children on their journey to literacy: Practitioner perspectives

Explore key elements of literacy and the practical ways it can be woven into everyday moments, rich environments and fostered with children from the earliest years.

Supporting language development in the early years

Learn how language develops between birth and six years, with a particular focus on children who speak two or more languages.

e-books

Supporting literacy learning in the early years (Research in Practice Series, 2015) (23 pp.)

Explore the connections between speaking and listening, reading and writing and find practical advice and reflections on how to incorporate literacy learning into everyday practice.

Learning to read (Everyday Learning Series, 2018) (34 pp.)

Learn about nurturing children’s love of books and reading, and success in learning to read.

Price: AUD 40.00 AUD*

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2. Creativity and the arts

Explore creativity as an essential part of early childhood; this package focuses on building early childhood teachers’ understanding of the features and values of creative processes and their outcomes. Find theories of creativity derived from research in early childhood and beyond, examples of children’s everyday creativity, and ways adults can support children’s creative development and learning.

Online learning module

Music in early childhood

This module explore music as an integral and vibrant part of a child’s family, community and culture, and how it can be utilised as a powerful tool for learning and development. looks at the foundations of music, ‘musicking’ and musical skills, for both educators and children.

Supporting language development in the early years

Learn how language develops between birth and six years, with a particular focus on children who speak two or more languages.

e-books

Creativity and young children: Wondering, exploring, discovering, learning (Research in Practice Series, 2016) (29 pp.)

Explore creativity as an essential part of early childhood, with a focus on building early childhood educators’ understanding of the features and values of creative processes and their outcomes.

Supporting children’s creativity in early childhood education (Everyday Learning Series, 2014) (34 pp.)

In this book, you will find strategies to build strong relationships with parents and carers, and ways to contribute to their wellbeing.

Music and children (Everyday Learning Series, 2015) (34 pp.)

Find information about the value of music in early childhood and examples of how you can integrate music making into children’s daily lives at home and in education and care settings.

Price: AUD 40.00 AUD*

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3. Supporting behaviour and self-regulation

Learn how to teach and support children to manage their attention, emotions, thinking and behaviour. Explore how self-regulation develops rapidly in the early years of childhood through experiences and relationship that are shaping children’s brain development.

Online learning module

Supporting children’s self-regulation, ages 3-5 years

Focuses on how educators can help very young children to learn how to understand, name and manage their emotions, and to begin regulating their own behaviour.

Recorded webinar

Emotion coaching: A transformational tool

This webinar explores the five steps of emotion coaching: emotional awareness, connecting, listening, naming emotions and finding good solutions.

e-books

Learning positive behaviour through educator–child relationships (Research in Practice Series, 2013) (32 pp.)

This book addresses challenging behaviours and the ways educators support children’s learning within the broader context of learning about how to get along well with others.

Children’s behaviour: A guiding approach (Everyday Learning Series, 2016) (34 pp.)

Find the ‘guidance approach’ to children’s behaviour, which is based on the belief that children don’t need incentives to behave thoughtfully, they need skills.

Price: AUD 40.00 AUD*

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4. Elements of Australian early years’ pedagogy

Explore the elements of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and overview of Australian National Quality Standard (NQS) requirements, which sets a benchmark for the nation’s quality of education and care services.

Online learning modules

Introduction to the Early Years Learning Framework

This module includes video interviews, self-reflection questions and activities designed to support a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework in practice.

The value of play

Explores the value of play for children’s learning in the early years, why play matters and the educator’s role in supporting and extending play and learning.

Using critical reflection

Shares how critical reflection forms a crucial part of professional practice in early childhood education and care, and provides a model and suggestions for how to make critical reflection a positive part of everyday practice.

e-books

The Early Years Learning Framework: Essential reading for the National Quality Standard (Research in Practice Series, 2012) (34 pp.)

This book will help educators to understand the philosophies of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and how they link to the requirements of the Australian National Quality Standard.

Documenting children’s learning (Research in Practice Series, 2015) (26 pp.)

This resource is for educators who are grappling with the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of documenting children’s learning.

Price: AUD 50.00 AUD*

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5. Early years STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Unpack the integrated learning approach that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Explore the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of STEM and learn how to implement hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogies within the STEM disciplines for young children.

Online learning modules

STEM in early childhood

Explore some of the ways that you can incorporate and strengthen STEM in your education practice with young children. Featuring video footage from Australian early childhood settings and interviews with early childhood professionals.

STEM inquiry: Co-constructed environments for curious minds

This module discusses common notions of STEM and unfolds what STEM in the early years looks like. It will help educators become aware of everyday learning opportunities relevant to children’s lives and develop a basic understanding of co-constructed environments, the principles of inquiry-based learning and the concept of metacognition.

Recorded webinar

Practically STEM

Learn how to integrate the key components of STEM thinking – investigating, revisiting, computational thinking and design thinking processes.

e-book

STEM in early childhood education (Research in Practice Series, 2017) (42 pp.)

This book will help educators in the early childhood sector to understand the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of STEM and to learn how to implement hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogies within the STEM disciplines for young children.

Price: AUD 40.00 AUD*

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6. Early childhood learning environments

Examine the environment’s role in children’s learning, our practice as teachers, what makes a successful learning environment, and how teachers can create spaces that shape the behaviour of children and adults.

Online learning modules

Outdoor learning

Explores the importance of outdoor environments for children’s learning, and shows how educators can plan and use outdoor spaces with children.

Environments for learning: Indoor learning spaces

Highlights the role of the physical environment in children’s learning to help you create creative and effective indoor learning spaces for young children.

Recorded webinar

A good place to be a child: Creating effective early learning environments

Examine what makes a successful learning environment, how this can capture the image of childhood and how educators can create spaces that shape the behaviour of children and adults.

e-book

Active outdoor play (Everyday Learning Series, 2019) (26 pp.)

This book outlines the health and learning benefits of active outdoor play. It will provide educators with knowledge and ideas about outdoor environments and experiences to encourage children to step outside and be active.

Price: AUD 40.00 AUD*

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Bundle purchase: Receive all six learning packages for the price of five

$200.00 AUD*

Purchase Bundle

* Your credit card will complete the currency conversion from Australian Dollars to Indian Rupees.