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.


ECA Box of Provocations

ECA Box of Provocations for Early Childhood Educators by Anne Stonehouse are a collection that are intended to support critical reflection, discussion, debate and deeper thinking about teaching, learning and what it means to be a professional educator. Their use will result in a better learning experience for children, families and educators. The provocations can be used with educators with all levels of formal qualifications and varying amounts of experience. They may work in any type of early education and care service, including centres, family day care, preschools and kindergartens, and outside school hours services. Educators can use the cards directly, and the collection can be used by directors, managers, educational leaders and other providers of professional learning for educators. 

Beautifully presented and made to last, these will be a popular resource in your service for many years to come.

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ECA Box of Provocations for Our Earth

This new edition to the ECA Box of Provocation series developed by ECA Publishing and Studio. Thinking about a sustainable future is the need of the hour.

As we slowly come to terms with the environmental, social and economic issues that the world has been facing, we need to re-evaluate how we can live in harmony with the natural world and conserve resources for generations to come. Early childhood educators are well placed to set the foundations for this. As an educator, if you are looking to take your first or next step towards sustainability, ECA’s Box of Provocations for Our Earth will help you question your current professional doing and thinking. The provocations across eight different themes, written by experts from the fields of sustainability and nature pedagogy, will prompt you to find different ways of doing things; perhaps even undergo mind-shifts about what you value and how you see the world. Beautifully presented and made to last, these will be a popular resource in your service for many years to come.

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Your child’s first year at school

A popular choice for schools and parents is First year at school: Essential tips for parents and carers, 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. First year at school: Essential tips for parents and carers offers over 60 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, Pam Linke and Rod Soper, and endorsed by the Australian Primary Principals Association, First year at school: Essential tips for parents and carers is a great book for parents with children starting school.

To purchase a copy of this publication please visit the ECA Shop


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.