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. ECA members from ACT receive newsletters from our branch periodically with content provided by an early childhood professional or community member.

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.

Branch Executive

President Kylie Keane
Vice President Rowe Muir
Secretary Jantiena Batt
Treasurer Julie Rutups

Committee members

  • Amie Arthur
  • Shane McAlpine
  • Claire Northfield
  • Cathleen O’Halloran
  • Allison Sullings
  • Sarah Wilcox


e: ecaact@earlychildhood.org.au

ECA ACT Branch
PO Box  86,
Deakin West,
ACT 2600

Professional Development

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.

Professional Networking Night 

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 Meetings

Meetings provide an opportunity to discuss recent events, discuss and respond to relevant early childhood topics, network and catch up with colleagues. 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.

Branch Constitution

Click here to view the ACT Branch Constitution.

Committees with Branch Representation

ACT Branch has representation on the ECA Publications Committee, TAFE Teachers Advisory Board, Professional Support Services, and Children’s Educators ACT.

Scholarships and Awards

The ACT branch has provided awards to both TAFE and university students. The branch has also sponsored the ACT Children’s Services Awards.