Early Childhood Australia (ECA) produces a variety of signature titles which are separate publications to our ongoing quarterly series. These are specific titles that are needed in the sector.
ECA’s Reconciliation in Action
Edited by Catharine Hydon and Joanne Goodwin
Our nation’s future is informed by the past and shaped by the action of the present. Reconciliation is a movement for change that has always been driven by the powerful voices who seek a more just and equitable Australia. The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities shape collective understanding and are the driving force at SNAICC – National Voice for our Children and one that is palpable in the pages of this new resource.
Reconciliation in Action demonstrates how commitments to social justice must be accompanied by significant structural reform and substantial action. The practice stories, provocations and reflections amplify voices to influence and effect real change to systems that were designed to change early childhood education and care for the better. Turning attention to decisions that are inclusive demonstrate the long-held mantra—nothing about us without us.
Reconciliation in Action is a curated collection of stories that paint a picture of reconciliation from multiple perspectives, as it is now and as it might be in the future. These stories help us understand the distance we have travelled from our beginning conversations around reconciliation to a now more sophisticated understanding that incorporates children of all ages, families and communities. This often includes political and dynamic conversations about imagining an Australia that recognises its true history and builds a more just future.
ECA Box of Provocations
The ECA Box of Provocations for Early Childhood Educators by Anne Stonehouse is a collection intended to support critical reflection, discussion, debate and deeper thinking about teaching, learning and what it means to be a professional educator. Its use will result in a better learning experience for children, families and educators. The provocations can be used by educators with all levels of formal qualifications and varying amounts of experience, and are also beneficial for directors, managers, educational leaders ad professional learning providers. They are designed to work in any type of early education and care service, including centres, family day care, preschools and kindergartens and outside school hours services.
Beautifully presented and made to last, these will be a popular resource in your service for many years to come.
ECA Box of Provocations for Our Earth
This is a new addition to the ECA Box of Provocations Series developed by ECA Publishing.
Thinking about a sustainable future is the need of the hour. As we slowly come to terms with the environmental, social and economic issues that the world has been facing, we need to re-evaluate how we can live in harmony with the natural world and conserve resources for generations to come. Early childhood educators are well placed to set the foundations for this.
If you are an educator, if you are looking to take your first or next step towards sustainability, ECA’s Box of Provocations for Our Earth will help you question your current professional doing and thinking. Written by experts from the fields of sustainability and nature pedagogy, the provocations explore eight different themes and will prompt you to find different ways of doing things, and perhaps even undergo mind-shifts about what you value and how you see the world.
This product is available to purchase here.
First Year at School
A popular choice for schools and parents is First Year at School: Essential Tips for Parents and Carers. Written by experienced parenting experts Jenni Connor, Pam Linke and Rod Soper and endorsed by the Australian Primary Principals Association, this resource is designed to provide helpful information and guidance for children starting their first year at school.
Families always have so many questions when their children are starting school. First Year at School offers over 60 pages of practical and useful everyday advice to help parents and new students handle a year of changes and challenges.
To purchase a copy please visit the ECA Shop
To support our role as the peak organisation in the early childhood education and care sector, we invite you to look at our ECA online shop, which stocks a variety of publications from children’s books, academic journals, ECA produced resources and much more.
There are a range of topics to choose from which can easily be selected from the categories in our shop—this includes teaching and learning resources, National Quality Framework (NQF) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), inclusion, social and emotional learning, health and wellbeing and much more.
All special titles are available via our ECA online shop for purchase.