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  • An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    We recently received an example of the Sustainability Calendar and how it is being used to show the Quality Improvement Plan in Action, check it out.
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    What Children Can Learn From Chickens In Early Childhood and How to Include Them in Your Centre

    The thought of keeping chickens in your childcare centre or kindergarten might seem like a crazy idea. After all, chickens are big and noisy, right? Wrong! Chickens are actually fantastic educational pets that can be trained to behave in certain ways at the sound of your voice. They can even be litter trained! Here’s how chickens in early childhood can teach children important lessons about responsibility, nutrition, and empathy.
  • Nurturing Young Minds: Challenges of Teaching Sustainability in ECEC Programs

    Nurturing Young Minds: Challenges of Teaching Sustainability in ECEC Programs

    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) plays a pivotal role in shaping young minds and fostering lifelong learning. One of the critical lessons we aim to instill in our young learners today is the importance of sustainable practices. However, integrating sustainability into ECEC programs comes with its own set of unique challenges.
  • Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    It is pretty common now that most people recognise and even celebrate sustainable practices. This is no different in Early Childhood Education and Care. The industry places a heavy priority on Sustainable Practices and recognises your important role of inspiring the new generation in our collective responsibility. Early Childhood Education and Care has the opportunity to pave the way for a sustainable future.

  • NAIDOC Week and Beyond

    NAIDOC Week and Beyond

    NAIDOC Week is a significant event in Australia that celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For educators in early childhood education, this annual observance offers a valuable opportunity to engage young children in learning about Indigenous cultures, fostering respect, and promoting reconciliation. In this article, we explore NAIDOC Week using a EYLF lens and provide program suggestions and examples. Download your Free Programming Spread Example here.

  • Composting in Early Childhood

    A Guide to Setting Up Compost in your Early Learning Centre

    By participating in the composting process, children can develop a sense of responsibility and ownership over their environment, as well as a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Additionally, composting can be used as a way to teach children about the interconnectedness of living systems and the importance of conservation and stewardship of natural resources. 
  • The Evidence Behind the Culturally Responsive Calendar

    The Evidence Behind the Culturally Responsive Calendar

    Our Culturally Responsive Year is a monthly calendar designed to highlight the culturally competent and responsive practices carried out in the ECE Setting. It is a monthly reminder to actively involve children in cultural practices and activities as well as a record of the experiences for parents and assessors to view. It supports you to "build it in" rather than "bolt it on" to your program and practice. Write stories, draw pictures, or stick in photos to document your month and maintain a record of experiences for parents and assessors to view.
  • Sustainability in Practice for ECEC

    Sustainability in Practice for ECEC

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