Every Child – Vol.20 No.2 2014 – Enhancing the early childhood profession

Every Child Volume 20 no. 2

This issue of Every Child includes a selection of articles that focus on enhancing the quality of early childhood education and care. The National Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, discusses the importance of reading and books for young children in the opening guest statement.

Anthony Semann, with team members from Campus Life, Macquarie University, delves into the role of the educational leader in early childhood settings and what this role might entail. Chris Steel provides an update on the Early Childhood Flexibility Patterns and Practices project, and considers the flexible approaches that are already in place in Western Australian services.

Judy Radich reflects on the intersection of children’s needs, agency and the ethical dilemmas for educators, while Julia McKean discusses risk in early childhood settings. A motivating piece by Amanda Niland demonstrates the connection between singing and the Early Years Learning Framework.

The following articles are also included in this issue:

  • Work-based children’s services
  • Questions for the future: The intersection between the NDIS and early childhood
  • Reconciliation practices at John Paul College OSHC
  • Stepping stones to professional qualifications
  • Kids in the kitchen
  • Attaining excellence under the National Quality Standard (NQS)
  • Is it really ADHD?
  • Learning stories with technology.

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