The Queensland Branch offers information, resources and services to early childhood organisations, services, professionals, parents and policy makers about child development and early childhood education and care. The branch consists of a broad membership of individuals, services and organisations representing the interests and welfare of young children across the state.

Branch Executive Committee 2014–2015

President Jane Bourne
Vice President  Louise Thomas
Secretary  Marie Stuart
Treasurers   Dianne Holman-Taylor & Laurien Beane

Executive Members

Trevor Brown
Jo Darbyshire
Marilyn Casley
Jenny Cartmel
Alison Evans
Bev Fluckiger
Anna Giesenberg

Associate Members

Lisa Palethorpe
Emma King
Jayne Kinley
Patricia Meakin


Val Cooney

Qld Branch Executive Committee meeting dates: 2015


  • 21 October
  • 18 November
  • 16 December

Upcoming Events

Children’s Rights Symposium

The Queensland branch of ECA is holding a Children’s Rights Symposium on the 28th of May.

Find out all the details, and how to register here.

Leading in the Early Years in a New Era

ECA Queensland, in collaboration with ACEL and the Queensland Department of Education are holding an early childhood conference over the 28th and 29th of July.

Download more information here.

Under Eights’ Week

21–28 May 2016

Some very exciting events are being planned to celebrate ‘60 years of Under Eights Week!’

Theme: Early Learning, Everyone Benefits; Queensland Celebrating 60 years of Under Eights week

We are considering a patron for the events – do YOU have a great idea of the best person? Please contact the branch.

For more information about Under Eight’s Week, visit the Facebook page here.


t: 1300 ECA QLD (1300 322 753)
e: ecaqld@earlychildhood.org.au

PO Box 685
Spring Hill
QLD 4004

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Branch Constitution

ECA Qld Constitution