Programming

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Campbelltown Preschool Outdoor Learning Project

We belong It’s widely understood that a sense of belonging to our families, groups and communities is fundamental to a human’s wellbeing.  When we feel we belong, we do better in all aspects of life. Early childhood professionals understand a child’s need to belong. But just how does ‘belonging’ look in an early childhood service? 

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International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 2016

By Jacqui Taylor, Rainbow Station Early Education Centre, Casino, NSWAs National Winner of the 2015 Nestle Nan Toddler Early Childhood Director of the Year in the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards, Jacqui received a professional development grant which took her all the way to Calgary, Canada. Child protection has always been a passion

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Learning through play

Early childhood is considered a time of wonder and exploration.

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Planning for play

No playground upgrade is simple. Bulimba Child Care Centre in Brisbane used a team approach to win through to an outstanding contemporary outdoor play space.

 

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Programming

Programming in Family Day Care

Every educator has a different programming style.  Here, Janina Busch discusses programming for family day care.

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The great outdoors and preschoolers

Internationally and in Australia, early years services have recognised the importance and impact of re-introducing nature into children’s lives. The bush kinder and forest kinder movements are being actively incorporated as part of the learning programs offered in early years services, kindergartens and preschools.

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The Mudpatch Metaphor

We interview Josique Lynch, 2016 Early Childhood Director of the Year

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Time after time

In most Western cultures there is a tendency to segregate people by age - children go to early childhood centres, older children to school, parents work and the elderly all too often to nursing homes. However in the Jenks school district of Tulsa Oklahoma a preschool/ kindergarten classroom has been established in the very heart of a Nursing Home called the Grace Living Centre. Julie Occhiuto recently visited this unique place.

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