Pages with topic "Early Childhood"
With kindergartens becoming more academically focused, teachers are increasingly required to document and examine the role of play in learning and curriculum.
The future for Australian students and employees in the early childhood education sector again remains uncertain with the federal government yet to confirm Universal Access funding past the end of this year.
An agreement in principle has been reached in the C&K Branch Centre negotiations following strong collective action adopted by members.
23 Jan 2017 : C&K must take steps to address Director time and retain existing super co-contribution entitlements
Despite the beginning of a new year, C&K has not provided any further consideration to protect employees’ working conditions or the quality of education provided in C&K Branch centres.
Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.
A new report argues Australian children’s learning outcomes would be improved by earlier, universal access to education.
17 Aug 2016 : C&K members’ entitlements at risk
Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) has refused to accept the recent wage outcomes for teachers in the Queensland state and Catholic school sectors as a benchmark for C&K teachers.
Government failure to adequately invest in the early years of learning has seen early childhood become the most “at risk” component of the Australian education system, according to a new report.
4 Jul 2016 : Time to wake up: sleep and its effect on learning
A complexity for early education teachers in meeting these needs is that across early childhood, between zero to five years, sleep patterns are in transition.
Three quarters of Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) staff are forced to work three or more hours of unpaid time every week, as they struggle to meet their increasing workload burdens.
The State Government’s budget announcement of an additional $42 million to maintain universal access to kindergartens and ensure all Queensland children have access to early childhood education in the year before they start school has been welcomed by the…
Concerns continue to be raised over the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in terms of funding, the future of current programs and the impact on employees across the early childhood education sector.
24 Mar 2016 : Free workshop: Successful Prep for Children with Autism
Thursday 31 March, 2016 | 9.00am-12.00pm Autism Hub and Reading Centre | 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba. This introductory level workshop aims to provide early career Prep teachers with information and advice on making their classrooms inclusive for all s…
Targets for improved early learning attendance and performance among Indigenous children are not being met, according to a recent report from the federal government.
4 Feb 2016 : Prep to be compulsory by 2017
Prep year will be compulsory for all Queensland children from 2017 the Queensland government has announced.
The Queensland Government has announced a new Workforce Action
Plan (WAP) for the early childhood sector, which presents strategies to
help boost the sector’s workforce during the years 2016-2019.
The state government’s decision to reverse changes to the prep eligibility age has been welcomed by our union.
Our union calls on the federal government to confirm its commitment to early childhood education funding in light of proposed changes to school funding.
Member campaign preceded the federal government's decision to extend funding; however, a permanent commitment is needed to provide certainty to the sector.