About the Branch
The ACT branch responds to national and local issues at regular meetings and in consultation with the membership. The ACT branch provides a voice to early childhood professionals and is committed to supporting and promoting best practice early childhood education.
Our branch has a particular interest in providing professional development that is relevant to all sectors of early childhood education and care. This provides a valuable opportunity for gaining professional skills and knowledge and networking with colleagues.
|TBA||PO Box 396
Meeting Times, Dates & Venues for 2012
|13 February 2013||4.45pm||Lyons Early Childhood School|
|13 April 2013||9.00am||Botanic Gardens cafe|
|13 June 2013||4.30pm||TBA|
|8 August 2013||4.30pm||Narrabundah Early Childhood School|
|TBA - mid August||TBA||TBA|
What Happens At Meetings
Meetings provide an opportunity to discuss recent events, discuss and respond to relevant early childhood topics, network and catch up with colleagues.
Committees With Branch Representation
ACT Branch has representation on the ECA Publications Committee, Play Group Association, Tafe Teachers Advisory Board, professional support services and ACT Children Services Forum.
|Vice President||Vanessa Whelan|
|National Director||Julie Rutups|
|Public Officer||Stacey Hodgson|
|Committee Members||Sarah Knaggs
Newsletters are distributed to members four times a year. Content is provided by any interested early childhood professional or community member.
Scholarships / Awards
The ACT branch has provided awards to both tafe and university students. The branch also recently sponsored the ACT Children's Services Awards.
Given the close proximity of some NSW residents, we are very happy to have NSW members attend our meetings and functions. Please contact the branch for further details.
ECA Mission & Values
Early Childhood Australia will advocate to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years.
- Rights of children
- Social inclusion of children
The local constitution is held by the executive and is available to members on request.
Community Events, Forums & Workshops
Professional learning sessions are facilitated twice a year. Please contact the branch for dates and times. These sessions are open to anyone who is interested and also showcase a local early childhood service.
Branch Operational Plan
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
The ACT branch is in the beginning stages of developing its RAP and hope to have it completed by 2012.
Code of Conduct
The Branch Committee has membership from across all sectors of early childhood services and is keen to provide support for all persons who work in this area in Canberra. It also hopes to foster dialogue and interactions between workers to assist in the understanding of the range of services available to families.