Young Citizens: the right to play, learn and be heard is the theme for Early Childhood Australia’s (ECA) National Conference, to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, from 30 September—3 October 2020. In 2020 we celebrate young children as citizens with rights. Throughout this conference we will explore how we respect and support those rights – […]
As part of ECA’s ongoing commitment to promoting reconciliation in the early years, ECA warmly welcomes you to be part of our new online event: 2020 ECA Reconciliation Connect on Friday 15 May, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (AEST). Attendees of this innovative online event will learn about a culture dating back over 40 […]
The 2020 AJEC Research Symposium program is available now! Click here to see the keynote speakers and panel members.
The Early Childhood Australia (ECA) National Conference, From vision to action, is set to take place at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania, from 25–28 September 2019. The 2019 conference will explore current and emerging practice to enhance young children’s experiences across the spectrum of service and education settings that they attend. This includes early childhood […]
Child, Family, Community, Australia. Presenter: Dr Sara McLean Emerging evidence from the field of trauma and neurobiology shows that childhood adversity and maltreatment affects children’s development and increases their vulnerability for a range of mental health concerns later in life. These developmental differences can include: Difficulty with executive functioning Diminished social reward Emotional dysregulation Enhanced threat […]