Last updated 06/09/2021

Early childhood educator and at-home learning resources

Welcome to the resource page of ECA’s response: COVID-19 site

Here you will find resources that ECA has curated to support your educator practice or continuity of service during this pandemic. Whether it is a toolkit for your own or children’s mental health and wellbeing, information and resources to share with your team or families, tips and updates on essential supplies, posters and songs for hygiene practices in your daily routines—you will find it here, along with links to sites that you may find useful.

Scroll down to explore or hit the navigation bar on a topic of interest. And please send us your suggestions, examples, songs and ideas so that we can add and share them here. Email us via thespoke@earlychildhood.org.au.

Early childhood education resources and research (31/08/21)

To share with families (25/08/21)

Early education at home (5/09/21)

Harvard Center for the Developing Child – Early childhood and COVID-19 (updated 23/08/21)

First Nations resources (25/08/21)

Supporting children with special rights (23/08/21)

ABC network resources

Coronavirus information

Coronacast is a series of short podcasts hosted by ABC’s Dr Norman Swan. It covers many aspects of the COVID-19 virus and its impacts. You can find the series and latest episodes here.

ABC Kids and Early Education Content

Educators looking for suggestions for families: ideas and inspiration for at-home learning (things to make and do with children).

Kids Listen Content

If your service isn’t going on excursions at the moment, check out these alternative resources to get active.

Wellbeing and mental health 31/08/21

For educators

For everyone

For children

ECA’s Blog: The Spoke

We have created a COVID-19 category on The Spoke, where you can read pandemic-related posts by early childhood professionals, academics and ECA. Some of the topics covered include: ethics and safety, useful resources, online learning, how to create a learning environment at home, children as citizens in a pandemic and remote learning in early childhood. We have highlighted specific ones below:

Resources from the government

Posters

Videos

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

This symptom check from Health Direct provides a link to your nearest testing facility, should you need a test. Click here for more information.

SafeWork NSW and NSW Health 2020

ECA spoke with SafeWork NSW and NSW Health in 2020 to offer early childhood services advice on operating safety during the pandemic.