Co-editor Judy Radich writes her last editorial for this year’s final edition of Every Child, and signs off proud, knowing the articles are supporting the professional development of early childhood professionals.

Professional development is at the core of this edition and is weaved within the stories of people working in the sector. The executive officer of a Canberra-based early learning centre details the humble approach her team is taking in incorporating a Reconciliation Action Plan, and says not knowing where to start is a big part of the process for genuine long-term change.

Researchers Sandie Wong and Tamara Cumming take a broad look at educator wellbeing. They share how workplace dynamics play an important role in this area, and that individuals aren’t solely responsible for their own wellbeing.

A story of preschool children visiting local ponds details how outdoor experiences can encourage children to think about the complexities within ecology.

Early childhood teacher, Asha Campbell, shares how critical reflection helped her create an inclusive classroom by simply removing an element she’d been resistant to ditch.

And, early childhood educator, Elle Veitch, encourages readers to think about how their past experiences inform their practice. For Elle, her experience of being bullied in school drove her to teach children kindness.

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