ECA Publications

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Early Childhood Australia is backed by over 50 years of producing innovative and essential early childhood material. We have dedicated team of editors and designers who are passionate about their work and can guarantee the excellence and usefulness of our publications. All publications are quality assured, up to date and written by experienced early childhood professionals.

The ECA publications team is committed to:

  • advocacy and education by producing quality-assured, information resources and practice tools through the provision of high-quality publications
  • publishing resources that support those who are responsible for the development, education and care of young children
  • publications that are affordable, accessible, relevant and support ECA’s advocacy work
  • drawing and reflecting on the national views and issues, including our strong commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, ethical practice and social justice.

As well as producing our own publications, we quality-assure and on sell a variety of early childhood education and care books and resources. The ECA shop offers an extensive range of resources for early childhood practitioners, carers and parents.

Early Childhood Australia assesses books by its quality-assurance guidelines to ensure that all books promote best practice and disseminate high-quality information in the early childhood field.

The ECA publishing team also offer design, editing and publishing service through our ECA Studio. We pride ourselves on offering professional, personalised, affordable service.

The experienced team at ECA has proven expertise in all aspects of pre-production work and publishing project management including copy editing, logo development and corporate branding, creative, professional graphic design, management of printing and complete publishing project management.

ECA Publications Advisory Committee

The role of the Publications Advisory Committee

The Early Childhood Australia Publications Advisory Committee:

  • ensures that the Early Childhood Australia publications program meets its advocacy mandate: to publish resources that support those who are responsible for the growth and development of young children
  • ensures that books published by Early Childhood Australia are relevant and of the highest quality
  • oversees the Quality Assurance guarantee that underwrites Early Childhood Australia’s publications program, including:
    • the peer review process applied to Early Childhood Australia publications and other resources
    • the review and approval of publications that are on-sold by Early Childhood Australia.

Publications Advisory Committee Members

Associate Professor Fay Hadley (chairperson) Senior Lecturer, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University
Jackie Brien Manager, Disabilities and Additional Needs Unit, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Editor of Every Child magazine.
Kate Ryan Early childhood educator, Halifax Street Children’s Centre and Preschool
Associate Professor Lennie Barblett Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University. Editor of Australasian Journal of Early Childhood.
Professor Ann Farrell Head of School, School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Julie Rutups Teacher, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). Deputy Editor of Every Child magazine.
Denise Proud Early childhood educator and ECA Reconciliation Advisory Group member.
Dr Wendy Boyd Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University.
Associate Professor Jane Page Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne.

Quality Assurance

The criteria that apply to publications recommended for on-selling by Early Childhood Australia cover:

  • quality and presentation of publication
  • accuracy of information
  • relevancy to Early Childhood Australia
  • acknowledgement of multidimensional perspectives
  • inclusiveness, diversity, equity and justice
  • background of author
  • referencing (if appropriate)
  • currency
  • readability for its intended audience.

Images and icons

ECA makes every effort to ensure that all information, content and images contained within our publications is correct and provided with permission. We have a stringent copyright and permissions process for all of our content including:

  • obtaining permission and authentication of any image or content obtained by author/s and used within our publications
  • all photographs of children, educators, parents and careers taken by ECA and used within ECA publications are agreed to and all permission is obtained before or during the photo shoot process
  • in line with ECA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) ECA does not replicate any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander flag or indeed any cultural flag. Although, photos of flags in use within education and care contexts may be included in publications to demonstrate use in practice
  • at times when specific photographs identifying children or adults cannot be used due to the sensitive subject matter, stock images and art may be used. All used stock images are purchased and pertain to copyright legislation.

If you would like to seek permission to use any ECA content please contact us at the details below.

Key Contacts

T: +61 2 6242 1800
F: +61 2 6242 1818