Every Child – Vol.17 No.3 2011 -Connecting with the NQS

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Getting ready for the National Quality Standard… EYLF and NQS: Political, educational, social and individual differences… Learning Stories … Thinking ethically about observing children… Using portfolios…

Developing and introducing a nation-wide quality standard is a hugely important step for the early childhood sector in Australia and has garnered passionate support from educators, families and policymakers alike. This issue of Every Child magazine focuses on the National Quality Standard: what it will look like and how it encompasses pedagogy, teacher quality and outcomes for children. Getting ready for the National Quality Standard… EYLF and NQS: Political, educational, social and individual differences… Learning Stories … Thinking ethically about observing children… Using portfolios…

Other topics included in this issue of Every Child include:

• Pedagogy matters

• Issues in the workforce: supporting quality educators

• Attracting and retaining trained ECEC staff

• When does the 15 hours preschool program start?

• Science and young children

• Creating a community

• Rethinking inclusion

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