International Early Childhood Resources
I explored the Early Childhood Australia: A voice for young children site, http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/. The focus of this site is on early childhood education, care, and the right of children. They work to develop policies that affect young children. This is a great resource for educators and families to gain valuable information and strategies to implement on a variety of early childhood topics.
-State of Early Learning in Australia Report 2016 – This report provides information on the quality, participation, and affordability of early childhood education and care currently in Australia.
-Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Education Evidence Base- looking at national approaches to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care to improve outcomes.
-National Quality Framework Review – Looking at the efficient and effective ways Australia is improving quality education and care.
-Reform of the Federation White paper – Documentation of government spending to improve transparency.
I was impressed with the extent of information this site offers in a variety of formats.
– Learning modules
– Social media channels
– Early Childhood Magazine
– ECA Voice News Letter
– Everyday Learning series
– Research in Practice series
– Australian Journal of Early Childhood Education
– ECA WebWatch e-newsletter
The parent section provides important information and strategies on real topics affecting parents of young children. Everyday topics that affect parents and children like, children’s health and nutrition, separation anxiety, sleeping, and transitions to school. I would recommend this site to educators and parents of young children.