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What is reconciliation?

National Reconciliation Week (27 May–3 June) is a time for all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. This year’s theme—‘Don’t keep history a mystery’—makes it personal, inviting each of us to learn more. ECA’s commitment to Reconciliation deepens…

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National Families Week – 15th – 21st May

The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in our society. It’s a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. For more info please visit HERE

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5 tips for… sustainable practices

Sustainable practice… we have all heard about it, we all know we need to be doing it, but what does this mean for our practice in a service? Sustainability in early childhood education is an important part of the curriculum and should be incorporated into each and every service setting. Creating natural environments and proving…

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A Good STEM Education Is A Play-Based One

What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Why STEM? “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and…

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE NEW CHILD CARE SUBSIDY

Starting Blocks  aims to help new parents with their first steps into parenting, especially when it comes to child care options. A topic of particular interest at the moment is the changes to the subsidies that the Australian Government provides to families of children in child care… It’s important for you to be aware of…

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Language and Colour

Learning a new language is like giving our brain the ability to interpret the world differently – including the way we see and process colours. The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours, but we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way. Different languages break up colour in different ways. For example, some…

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Latest News: New Child Care Subsidy

Families can now calculate the level of fortnightly financial support they can expect to receive under the new Child Care Subsidy using Centrelink’s Payment and Service Finder. (The revised Payment and Service Finder replaces the previous “new Child Care Subsidy online estimator”, which is no longer available) The government has recently announced that the default…

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How music-inspired free play can nurture creative young minds

“The value of music-inspired play in early childhood should never be underestimated.” Musical play that celebrates nature is a lovely way to build children’s appreciation of the natural environment. Children love to explore the sounds they can make with natural materials such as shells, sticks, stones, cones and leaves. You can read more information about…

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2018 Excellence in Family DayCare Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Family Day Awards are now open. The Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are the only awards dedicated to the family day care sector. FDCA are inviting families and educators to describe in your own words, what makes your educator or approved service such an integral and special contributor…

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The New Childcare Package – starts July 2018

New Child Care Subsidy – PARENTS are you ready? Over the coming weeks the Government will be contacting you in regards to completing the activity test via the My Gov website. This activity test is one of the three factors that will determine the level of Childcare Subsidy (CCS) your family is entitled to come…

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