ECA Membership

ECA’s vision is that every young child is thriving and learning. Our role in achieving this is to promote the rights and interests of all young children and to support the delivery of high-quality early childhood education and care.

ECA has enjoyed a long and celebrated history, commemorating 80 years of continuous advocacy for young children and those who educate and nurture them—work that has only been possible with the support of our members.

Membership of ECA ensures that you are kept informed of the latest practice, research and policy in the sector while also accessing exclusive benefits and discounts. Most importantly, you will be supporting ECA to be a voice for young children. Our membership encompasses service providers across a diversity of service types and governance structures (e.g. private, not-for-profit and public).

Service/School Membership

$246/year

  • For early childhood services, schools and other organisations working directly with young children and their families
  • Annual membership sticker
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates with the latest resources
  • Code of Ethics brochure
  • Every Child  magazine subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter subscription
  • Three discounts to each ECA event
  • Discount on ECA Learning Hub and selected ECA shop resources
  • Discount on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Branch newsletters
  • Discount on sector conferences and events
  • Get discounts on third-party products

Professional Membership

$150/year

  • For professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates with the latest resources
  • Code of Ethics brochure
  • Every Child  magazine subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter subscription
  • One discount to each ECA event
  • Discount on ECA Learning Hub and selected ECA shop resources
  • Discount on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Branch newsletters
  • Discount on sector conferences and events
  • Get discounts on third-party products

Institution Membership

$366/year

  • For universities, research institutions, RTOs, local, state and Federal government agencies, and other institutions
  • Exclusive member alerts and updates with the latest resources
  • Every Child  magazine subscription
  • ECA Voice newsletter subscription
  • Five discounts to each ECA event
  • Discount on ECA publication subscriptions
  • Branch newsletters
  • Discount on selected ECA shop resources
  • Discount on sector conferences and events
  • Get discounts on third-party products

Multi-Service Member Packages

These member packages are for large provider organisations and authorities with multiple services or schools (five or more) that would like to coordinate access to ECA products.

Price on application—bundled discounts on multiple services and schools also available. Centralised discounted invoicing across multiple sites with an account manager and discount code.

Contact us today: eca@earlychildhood.org.au or call 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia).


Your membership of ECA enhances our capacity to be a strong voice for children. Membership is tax deductible for individuals who work in the sector.

Non-Australia residents can also sign up to ECA membership—additional charges are applied to cover postage of information and resources.

Members also benefit from our strong media profile and policy development capabilities, with opportunities to contribute to the national policy debate and demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of the early childhood education sector more broadly. We also provide members, who wish to be involved, with the opportunity to participate in media stories.


Current third-party discounts:

  • ECA members can access a reduced rate on QANTAS club membership
  • To receive a discount when hiring a car through Hertz Car Hire, members can quote ECA’s corporate discount code when booking online, over the phone or at the counter
  • The Hanen Centre offers online seminars with a 20 per cent discount for ECA members.
  • ECA members can apply for a 30 per cent discount on the Torrens University Master of Education in Early Childhood. For more details contact Course and Career Advisor Alexandra Phillipou at enquiries@tua.edu.au
  • ECA members can save 10 per cent on accommodation bookings with HotelClub.

Gift membership

Do you need a gift for the person who has everything, or wish to thank a colleague? An ECA membership is the perfect gift!

You will both be contributing to ECA’s advocacy work in supporting high-quality experiences for young children and those who care for them.

Simply call at 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia) or email us at eca@earlychildhood.org.au.


Renew

If you have received a renewal notification from ECA, or wish to renew or extend your membership please click here to login to your account online. If you do not know your login details please follow the prompts or call ECA on 1800 356 900.  You can also update your details on your account once logged in.

Thank you for your continued support of ECA.

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