Every Chance for Every Child – 19 May FREE parent information seminars
The Every Chance Every Child free parenting seminars and family entertainment event is being held at the Lollipop Markets on Sunday May 19 at the Morphettville racecourse.
There’s free car parking, free children’s entertainment and free crèche services available. To find out more or to book your place, visit www.everychlid.eventbrite.com.au. Use the flyerto promote the event with colleagues and in your community
ECA SA – Branch Meeting
The next ECA SA – Branch Meeting will be held on Monday 17 June from 6.00‐8.00 pm at the Education Development Centre Milner Street, Hindmarsh.
A focus for this branch meeting is: Numeracy and Literacy in the Early Years. The Presenter & Facilitator will be Rod Nancarrow, Director of the DECD Numeracy and Literacy Unit.
If you would like to look through the document beforehand you can find it by following this link: http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/docs/documents/1/NumeracyLiteracyStrategy.pdf
Branch members and colleagues are welcome to come and contribute your thoughts about what the teaching of numeracy and literacy should be
in the Early Years. This meeting is free for ECA Members. Please bring your ECA Member Number with you.
ECA (SA Branch) Draft Position Paper Continuity And Transition Into School
At the 18 March branch meeting, members had an opportunity to consider the ECA (SA Branch) draft Position Paper Continuity And Transition Into School. Feedback received on the evening is now being considered by the ECA SA Advocacy working group. When finalised, the paper will be published on this web site.
Adelaide Thinkers in Residence
Professor Carla Rinaldi, from Reggio Emilia in Italy, has finished her time in South Australia as one of the State Government’s Adelaide Thinkers in Residence. Her report is being finalised and will be published on the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence website.
Please see Adelaide Thinkers in Residence for more information including a link to her 'Reclaiming Childhood' 8 April lecture at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
What The Branch Does
The SA branch provides a supportive network for Early Childhood professionals across the State in all
all disciplines related to early childhood development and learning. The Executive
committee meetings are held monthly and members are welcome to attend. Members dinners,
professional learning and guest speakers are offered to members throughout the year.
The branch contributes to the work of the National organisation providing a
SA context to national matters. The branch provides advice to government and non
government departments and organisations on issues related to children from birth to eight years of age.
The state government regularly seeks our involvement in reference groups, and our
opinions on projects and programs for South Australian children and families. Executive
committee members lead and facilitate a range of projects for early childhood professionals
in partnership with other early childhood associations.
|South Australian Branch||257 Halifax Street
Meeting Times, Dates & Venues for 2013
|Executive Committee Meeting||18 February 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Halifax St Children's Centre & Preschool
257 Halifax Street
|Branch Meeting||18 March 2013||6.00-8.00pm||TBCTopic: Transition|
|Executive Committee Meeting||29 April 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Halifax St Children's Centre & Preschool
257 Halifax Street
|Branch Meeting||17 June 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Topic and venue TBC|
|Executive Committee Meeting||22 July 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Halifax St Children's Centre & Preschool
257 Halifax Street
|Branch Meeting||16 September 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Topic and venue TBC|
|Executive Committee Meeting||21 October 2013||6.00-8.00pm||Halifax St Children's Centre & Preschool
257 Halifax Street
|Annual General Meeting||18 November 2013||6.30-8.30pm||TBC|
|Executive Committee Dinner Meeting||9 December 2013||6.30pm - late||TBC|
What Happens At Meeting
There are two types of meeting held month about:
- one month the focus is on branch business and is open to members of the Branch Executive Committee
Meetings include reports from members relating to events they have attended as representatives of ECA SA, discussion of current issues, discussions relating to branch events and consultation content.
the alternate month the Executive Committee will host a meeting open to all Branch members and their colleagues’
This meeting will focus on a topic of interest to those working with and for young children. The open meetings are an opportunity to engage in rich discussion and debate with colleagues and extend your network.
Each executive committee member is expected to be part of a working group. Time is allocated at each Branch Executive Committee meeting for discussion and planning by the groups, leadership of forums and development of resources. Working groups also meet between Branch Executive Committee meetings to plan and document.
2013 Working Groups: Transition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families, National Quality Agenda and Early Childhood Professionals.
Committees With Branch Representation
- Ministerial Advisory Committee on Children with Disabilities
- Margaret Trembath and De Lissa Scholarship
- Early Years Curriculum Reference Group
- Uni of SA Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - Programs’ Advisory Group
- AEDI Reference Group
|Branch Vice President||Andrea McGuffog|
|SA National Director||Kate Ryan|
|National Publications Chair||Pam Linke|
|Committee Members||Tina Adamo
Graduate Award (Two are awarded each year)
- One to a TAFE Children’s Serivces Graduate
- One to a graduate of UniSA - Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education
ECA Mission and 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
- Rights of children
- Social inclusion of children
Download the - SA Branch Constitution
Community Events, Forums & Workshops
Branch Operational Plan
Download the SA Branch - Operational Plan 2012
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Code of Conduct
Download the - Code of Conduct
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