Early Childhood Australia (ECA) produces a variety of special titles which are separate publications to our ongoing quarterly series. These are specific titles that are needed in the sector.

Best of reconciliation

ECA Best of Reconciliation: Research, theory and practice

ECA Best of Reconciliation: Research, theory and practice by Catharine Hydon and Gisella Wilson, collates a range of key articles focusing on reconciliation from past editions of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and Every Child. This collection of articles brings to broader attention the complexities and possibilities of valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives in early childhood education.  Together these articles signal that the early childhood education and care sector is working together to know more comprehensively, understand more deeply and practice more effectively. ECA Best of Reconciliation: Research, theory and practice serves as a sign of hope and also a call to action—action that will turn words of recognition into practice decisions that will be known and understood now and into the future.

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Available to purchase in e-book format here 


Your childs first year at school and ECA Best of Sustainability

Your child’s first year at school

A popular choice for schools and parents is Your child’s first year at school, targeted at providing helpful information and guidance for children starting their first year at school. Families always have so many questions when their children are starting school. Your child’s first year at school: Getting off to a good start offers over 80 pages of practical and useful everyday advice to help parents and new students handle a year of changes and challenges. Written by experienced parenting experts Jenni Connor and Pam Linke, and endorsed by the Australian Primary Principals Association, Your child’s first year at school: Getting off to a good start is a great new book for parents with children starting school.

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ECA Best of sustainability: research, theory and practice

ECA Best of Sustainability: Research, theory and practice by Sue Elliott, Susan Edwards, Julie Davis and Amy Cutter-MacKenzie is a completely online publication which collates a range of key articles focusing on sustainability from past editions of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and Every Child. Sustainable service operation and promoting children’s responsibility and care for the environment are now part of the National Quality Standards and more importantly, all early childhood services must engage with sustainability in this time of increasing global environmental concerns.

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Available to purchase in e-book format here


To support our role as the peak organisation in the early childhood field, we invite you to look at our ECA online shop, which stocks a variety of publications from children’s books, academic journals, ECA produced resources and much more.

There are a range of topics to choose from which can easily be selected from the categories in our shop—this includes, teaching and learning resources, National Quality Framework (NQF) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), inclusion, social and emotional learning, health and wellbeing and much more.

All special titles are available via our ECA online shop for purchase.