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Jun 14, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Curriculum, literacy and numeracy
Description:Technology paves the way for 21st century learners. In an early childhood setting, providing appropriately structured opportunities for children to explore, develop and nurture basic skills will allow them to have a wider understanding of science and technology in the future. In this session Jo will will share examples of how to include STEM into your program and share lots of practical ideas to engage children.
Course Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Jo Bird
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Jun 14, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wellbeing – staff and children
Description:Supporting children socially and emotionally support through play. Safe and active play is an important part of any early learning centre. Children require guidance and support to ensure appropriate social interactions and emotional regulation/development for positive learning experiences. In this session, Meg who is a qualified Educator and Play Therapist will share how you can support a childs social and emotional needs through play and give strategies and hands on tools to help your work.
Presenter: Meg Ellard
Jul 03, 2023 | 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Understanding the child
Description:Supporting children to understand First Peoples' histories, cultures, knowledge and traditions is a critical role for early childhood teachers. In this session, the presenter will share their experiences and strategies on how to incorporate indigenous perspectives in your planning and teaching. When indigenous perspectives are incorporated into your program you are making an important contribution toward Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For teachers in NSW completing Steps to Reconciliation will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Aboriginal education and supporting Aboriginal students/children addressing standard descriptor 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Course Length: 2 hours
Presenter: Kate Goodridge
Jul 03, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Description:With the impact of the pandemic, our relationships have changed. Let’s revisit the impact of attachment theory to inform our practice – how we connect with children and families, how we approach supporting emotional wellbeing, and how we meet the varying needs in practice. In this session, Sarah Louise share her wealth of knowledge and experience of attachment theory and give you strategies to inform your practice.
Course Length: 1.5 hours
Presenter: Sarah Louise
Jul 04, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Leadership in early childhood
Description:Wellbeing in the workplace is important for everyone but leaders hold a unique position that enables and requires them to support and enhance others’ wellbeing at work. In this session, Kristy will share her knowledge and give you strategies and tools you can use to increasing the wellbeing at your workplace.
Presenter: Kristy Elliot
Jul 04, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Transitions and school readiness
Description:Understanding school readiness from a different point of view can be helpful, especially if children are not hitting the expected milestones. Arlyn, an Occupational Therapist and Renee, a Speech Therapist will share their school readiness indicators for social skills, cognitive skills, emotional maturity, language skills and fine and gross motor skills.
Presenter: Arlyn (Occupational Therapist) & Renee (Speech Therapist) from Kids Care Collective
Jul 19, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Description:School readiness can be one of the most difficult conversations that you can have across the year. These conversations can be confronting and challenging for staff and families to work through. In this session, the presenter will discuss what school readiness is, what resources they use to determine readiness, how to be prepared for the conversation and how you can help and support families during and afterwards.
Presenter: Belinda Hassarati
Jul 19, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Description:SSome centres are lucky with the resources they have managed to accumulate over time and other centres, particularly newer centres have more limited resources which can make learning experiences challenging. In this session, Linda will share her ideas and strategies on how to deliver your program whilst also making the most of the resources you do have.
Presenter: Linda Churchyard
Aug 02, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Description:Language allows children to identify and communicate feelings, needs and emotions, with parents, educators and their peers This can be more challenging for children who are in a family which has a non-english speaking background. In this session, the presenter will discuss good practice around developing language skills for all children and focus on supporting those children who need extra assistance, including EAL children.
Presenter: Renee Toscas
Aug 02, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Description: The profession of Playwork arose from the adventure playground movement of post-war England. The priority of Playworkers is to provide a place for children to play, where play is defined as “freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated.” In this session, Linda will introduce the Play Cycle, a fundamental concept of Playwork, and discuss how her discovery of Playwork has fundamentally changed her teaching philosophy and practice.
Aug 16, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Description:Developing Agency in practice- Supporting children’s choice and developing boundaries. Providing authentic learning opportunities for young people to direct their own learning is an essential part of day-to-day learning. Developing and supporting student choices and boundaries around interactions and structured play allow for increased learning each day. In this session, Sarah Louise will discuss and share her knowledge on how to develop and support childrens choice and developing boundaries.
Aug 16, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
The learning space
Description:Using music and songs throughout the day is a great way to engage and involve children in a range of learning and fun. Music can enhance group time, play, learning, social and emotional skills. In this session, the Nichole will share a range of music and songs that she uses regularly and how to incorporate music across the day to enhance your program.
Presenter: Nichole Jenkins
Aug 30, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Description:There are many benefits of risky play including problem solving, balance and coordination and building resilience. But one that is not normally discussed is how risky play can help develop the hidden senses, proprioception, vestibular and interoception. In this session, Linda will share her knowledge on the 3 invisible senses and share ideas on how you can incorporate risky play experiences that will support the senses.
Aug 30, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Description:Inviting children to learn and engage with ideas through stories is engaging, exciting and fun. Entering into the story as an active participant as a character or to help a character in the story to solve problems, collaborate and explore STEM concepts is highly motivating. Come with me as we explore story based approaches to inform, engage with, and extend STEM concepts in the early childhood space. This work has been inspired by Marilyn Fleer’s research and work on Conceptual Playworlds.
Presenter: Kate Goodridge
Sep 25, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Description:Understanding the reasons and communications behind behaviour, helps us, as Educators, understand how we can support children. One aspect to consider are the sensory challenges some children may experience, how this can impact on their behaviour and how we can incorporate supporting these children throughout our total learning environment. In this session, Belinda will share her wealth of knowledge and strategies to help work with children with behavioural and sensory challenges.
Course Length: 3 hours
Presenter: Belinda Hassarati
Sep 25, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Description:Fine motor skills involvemovement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists. In this session, an Occupational Therapist will discuss indictors of fine motor skills in early childhood and ways you can support fine motor development. They will also share their knowledge on how to help children how need extra support with their on fine motor development.
Presenter: Patrick Brice, Kids Care Collective
Sep 26, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
EYLDF (and VEYLDF)
Description:Documentation Part 3- Developing your Transition Statements. Transition statements and reports share practical and relevant information with schools which help with a positive transition to school. In this interactive 3 hour session: • the presenters will share their knowledge and experience on how you can develop your reports. • learn about what schools needs to know and also what language to use e.g. strength based and gendered language. • Presenters and participants will have the opportunity to collaborate to create a collection of words or phrases. • Walk away with a document to help populate statements and reports.
Presenter: Heidi Ratje and Kate Goodridge
Sep 26, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Description:Leadership in early childhood settings is a nuanced beast. Traditional theories of leadership used predominantly in the business sector don't quite fit what we do and we often find ourselves trying to mould ourselves into these uncomfortable approaches. Taking two concepts not usually connected with leadership, kindness and courage, the presenter will share a new approach to leadership in early childhood that seeks to place the heart at the forefront of the work.
Oct 11, 2023 | 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Description:Technology is a great way to engage children in a range of learning. In this session, Jo will be demonstrating her knowledge of 3 apps which will help support your program. In this session, you will have the opportunity to explore these apps while Jo showing you around each of them. You wil learning a range of tips, strategies, ways to engage the children and ask questions along the way. Important note: we will let those people who have registered know closer to the time which 3 apps they are so participants can download them before the session.
Presenter: jo Bird
Oct 25, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Family and community
Description:Learning beyond the gate-Taking learning and engagement our into the community. You don’t have to run a formal weekly nature program to venture outside of your centre regularly. However, you can taking learning out into the community by planning regular excursions or outings where you all can connect with your local area and community. In this session, educators from Thornbury Kinder will share their experiences on how they take learning beyond the gate. They will share how they plan these outings and excursions, what experiences they have done with their children in the past and how they engage learning in the local community. This could be an ideal session for planning excursions and outings for 2024.
Presenter: Thornbury Kinder
Oct 25, 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Description:Mindfullness tools are important for people at every age to be using regularly. Introducing young children to calm and relax their bodies regularly can help them in a range of moments throughout the day both at the centre or at home. This is a particularly good time of the year for mindfulness as Term 4 gets busy with end of year activities increasing and as everyone becomes more tired. In this session, Nichole will share a range of tools and strategies to help young children calm and relax their bodies.