Are you planning how to spend your School Readiness Funding?

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) menu of evidence

ECA has been added to the menu of evidence-informed School Readiness Funding through DET. Start your planning early by viewing the below offers from ECA. Packages are available for sale (for all states and territories) in February 2020, however, DET funding only covers Victorian-based services.

The below professional learning bundles integrate online learning and professional reading, two research based approaches that enable educators to engage in sustained learning on a specific topic. There is a strong research basis for online professional learning as it provides access to timely information (without the need to wait for face to face training), enables educators opportunity to revisit ideas by re-watching and re-engaging and promotes opportunity for service level change, with multiple educators in a service participating (synchronously or asynchronously) in professional learning.

The ECA Professional Learning Bundles are designed as blended, flexible and self-passed professional learning packages that can be utilised by individuals or teams. Publications can be shared with families and across educator’s teams, webcasts can be viewed with whole teams in staff meetings and online learning modules can be utilised by individual educators. Once purchased services will have access to the online learning for 12 months and will also gain access to the ECA Learning Management System (LMS) to track professional learning and download or print completion certificates. Publications are the services to keep and can be revisited over and over supporting learning and building understanding over time.

1. Professional learning bundle: Language and literacy

This professional learning bundle is a set of online learning modules, webcasts and publications to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practices around language and literacy in the early years. It includes:

Detailed costs and extending the bundle 

The ECA Language and Literacy Professional Learning Bundle is available at a discounted rate of only $87.22. This bundle can be extended and up-scaled depending on the size of your service or kindergarten, the number of educators and how you intend on using the bundle. For example you might like to purchase an online learning module or publication for each educator in your service or kindergarten.

For those Victorian services planning their programs please contact the ECA Customer Services team on 02 6242 1800. Discounted prices are available for additional titles from both publications and online learning through the ECA Customer Service team.

 2. Professional learning bundle: Supporting behaviour and self-regulation

This professional learning bundle is a collection of materials including online learning modules, webcasts and ECA publications, curated by ECA to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practices around behaviour and self-regulation in the early years. It includes:

Detailed costs and extending the bundle 

The ECA Supporting Behaviour and Self-Regulation Professional Learning Bundle is available at a discounted rate of only $117.61. This bundle can be extended and up-scaled depending on the size of your service or kindergarten, the number of educators and how you intend on using the bundle. For example you might like to purchase an online learning module or publication for each educator in your service or kindergarten.

For those Victorian services planning their programs please contact the ECA Customer Services team on 02 6242 1800. Discounted prices are available for additional titles from both publications and online learning through the ECA Customer Service team.

3. Professional learning bundle: Transition to school

This professional learning bundle comprises two ECA publications to support educators and families to build knowledge and contemporary practices around the first year of school and transitions to school. The publications are:

Detailed costs and extending the bundle 

The ECA Transition to School Professional Learning Bundle is available at a discounted rate of only $37.40. This bundle can be extended and up-scaled depending on the size of your service or kindergarten, the number of educators and how you intend on using the bundle. For example you might like to purchase an online learning module or publication for each educator in your service or kindergarten.

For those Victorian services planning their programs please contact the ECA Customer Services team on 02 6242 1800. Discounted prices are available for additional titles from both publications and online learning through the ECA Customer Service team.

4. Professional learning bundle: Inclusion in early childhood

This professional learning bundle is a collection of materials to support educators in building knowledge and contemporary practices around inclusion in the early years. The learning bundle includes online learning modules, ECA publications and inclusion statements, curated by ECA.

The bundle includes:

Detailed costs and extending the bundle 

The ECA Inclusion in Early Childhood Professional Learning Bundle is available at a discounted rate of only $135.92. This bundle can be extended and up-scaled depending on the size of your service or kindergarten, the number of educators and how you intend on using the bundle. For example you might like to purchase an online learning module or publication for each educator in your service or kindergarten.

5. Professional learning bundle: Supporting reconciliation

This professional learning bundle is a collection of materials including online learning modules and ECA publications to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practices around reconciliation. It includes:

Detailed costs and extending the bundle 

The ECA Supporting Reconciliation Professional Learning Bundle is available at a discounted rate of only $85.86. This bundle can be extended and up-scaled depending on the size of your service or kindergarten, the number of educators and how you intend on using the bundle. For example you might like to purchase an online learning module or publication for each educator in your service or kindergarten.

For those Victorian services planning their programs please contact the ECA Customer Services team on 02 6242 1800. Discounted prices are available for additional titles from both publications and online learning through the ECA Customer Service team.