Transition and collaboration—Jackie Brien


Guest statement

A message from His Excellency General— His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)



Buddies are fun and they look after you—Sue Dockett

Getting everyone ready—Sue Farmer and Carole Piper

A place where children and teachers are viewed as being capable—Marnie Saunders

Supporting vulnerable children—Megan Adams

High-quality early childhood education in the early years of school— Associate Professor Jenny Jay, Dr Marianne Knaus, and Dr Sandra Hesterman

Helping children with additional needs to succeed at school— Associate Professor Sharon Goldfeld, Dr. Meredith O’Connor, and Eliza Metcalfe

What is advocacy?—Jason Triggs

The ‘starting school’ experience—Sue Emmett

What children need to know about starting school—Kay Margetts

Childhood nutrition and the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program—Jessica Brien

Understanding and supporting children’s transition to school— Kay Margetts

A message from the CEO, Early learning: everyone benefits—Samantha Page



Give me a hand: Using puppets in your classroom—Kaila Weingarten



Words into action: an update on ECA’s reconciliation action plan—Catharine Hydon



iPlay, iLearn and iGrow: Using iPads™ in a play-based Kindergarten program— Nicola Yelland, Caja Gilbert, and Nicolle Turner


Professional development

Changing directon: a professional journey towards early childhood education—Jackie Brien



A tribute to Lavinia Marama Mills



Shifting spaces: Narrabundah Early Childhood School principal, Robyn McLean, talks about the transition to school



The ethics of research in practice—Christine Howitt and Fiona Mayne


App review

The monster at the end of this book


Book reviews

Language and literacy for the early years

Everyday learning about maths and numeracy

My nana is a ninja

Dinosaur farm


What’s happening?

News and events