Contents

Editorial

A focus on advocacy—Jackie Brien

Guest statement

Advocacy—at the heart of ECA’s work—Samantha Page

Features

When the market doesn’t deliver—Lisa Bryant

Dance-play as a language of childhood—Dr Jan Deans

Advocacy in action—Ros Cornish

Being an exceptional self—Anthony Semann

What does play in early childhood settings have to do with family violence?—Wendy Shepherd

Literacy

Phonics in an early years literacy program—getting the balance right—Jenni Connor

Choosing books for children—it matters!—Helen Adam

Professional development

Continuous improvement in early childhood education and care settings: Transforming practice through integrating leadership and evidence-based strategies—Gracie Pupillo

Planning for long-term professional development—Anna Whitty

Reconciliation

Embedding culture into teaching and learning in Galiwin’ku Families as First Teachers playgroup—Noella Goveas and Dorothy Gapany

STREAM

STREAM—Nature Pedagogy and Outdoor Makerspaces at Carlingford West—Alexis King

Tribute

Vale Emeritus Professor Collette Tayler—Susan Grieshaber, Jane Page and Lennie Barblett

News and opinions

Giving children credit … Tackling issues of social justice in early childhood—Jessica Brown

Resources

Digital Policy Statement—Helen Oakey, Professor Susan Edwards and Professor Leon Straker

 

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