In early 2015, the National Children’s Commissioner and Early Childhood Australia launched the ‘Supporting Young Children’s Rights: Statement of Intent’. The next step is to take this document off the shelf and put it into action! Presenters Emma King and Marie Stuart consider how the document relates to the early childhood sector, day-to-day practice, the NQF and the UNCRC. They also outline key mechanisms for participants to provide ideas and examples of child rights in action.
Originally an early childhood teacher, Emma King has worked in a range of senior strategic policy and programme positions in education, child protection, the disability services sector as well as, the former Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.
Working in the area of Early Intervention and Child protection since 1983, Marie Stuart has managed, researched and worked in the Early Childhood and Child Protection sector in Qld and NSW, provided technical consultancy to Early childhood programmes, taught in early childhood, early intervention and adult education.