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Pages with topic "Early Childhood"

7 Jun 2017 : Play-based learning and the role of the teacher: when to intervene?

With kindergartens becoming more academically focused, teachers are increasingly required to document and examine the role of play in learning and curriculum.

17 Mar 2017 : Students’ futures at risk as Federal Government fails on ECE funding

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.

1 Mar 2017 : Member action achieves positive result in C&K negotiations

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.

21 Nov 2016 : Early childhood members to report on suspected child abuse

Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.

29 Aug 2016 : New report urges extension of Universal Access to three year olds

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.

21 Jul 2016 : Government failing early childhood education sector, report finds

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.

16 Jun 2016 : ‘Overwhelming’ workload flagged as key issue for C&K staff

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.

15 Jun 2016 : State budget gets top marks for early childhood education investment

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…

9 May 2016 : Uncertainty remains for ECE sector as NDIS implemented

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…

3 Mar 2016 : Poor progress for early childhood education in Closing the Gap report

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.

7 Jan 2016 : Queensland government launches ECE Workforce Action Plan

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.

28 Sep 2015 : Queensland’s prep eligibility age restored after snap change by former government

The state government’s decision to reverse changes to the prep eligibility age has been welcomed by our union.

23 Jun 2015 : Essential early childhood education funding in question yet again

Our union calls on the federal government to confirm its commitment to early childhood education funding in light of proposed changes to school funding.

7 May 2015 : Belated announcement brings temporary relief to Early Childhood Education sector

Member campaign preceded the federal government's decision to extend funding; however, a permanent commitment is needed to provide certainty to the sector.

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