Win for the little guy

When the ACT Government acted to force community based Manuka Child Care Centre to relocate, it could not have anticipated the ensuing battle. Camille Howard shares the David-and-Goliath advocacy tale. Continue Reading →

Mosquito advocacy

Her advocacy for the rights of Canada’s First Nations children may have attracted surveillance from her government, but Cindy Blackstock remains steadfast in her vision for equality, no matter the personal cost. By Camille Howard. Continue Reading →

Reimagining education

Five years ago, two schools and a preschool amalgamated in one of South Australia’s most disadvantaged areas. To make it work, the school’s innovation team leaders have changed the face of learning. By Camille Howard. Continue Reading →

A real learning experience

January this year marked the start of the changes to educator qualifications requirements. Almost one year on, Camille Howard talks to some of the educators who gained qualifications following the introduction of the NQF, and found out they discovered more about themselves in the process than they thought possible. Continue Reading →

Rising to the challenge

It can take a special kind of service to deliver early education and care when the majority of children at the service are vulnerable in one way or another. Barnados Long Day Care Centre faces this challenge. By Camille Howard. Continue Reading →

Plenty of life still left in the pages

With emerging technologies presenting organisations with a range of tools to reach out to their communities, recent figures suggest print publications are far from the publishing graveyard. Continue Reading →

Remembering Gough Whitlam

As much of Australia mourns the passing of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, we bring you a few of the memories and lasting legacies from his ground-breaking reform towards social democracy. Continue Reading →

Giving publications a facelift

Contemporary illustrations go along way to giving outdated publications a much-needed update. And great illustrations also offer a valuable tool to help to simplify complex information.  Continue Reading →

Building strong communities

Despite some uncertainty around its future funding, one preschool provider in the Central West is focused on its continued success in addressing Aboriginal disadvantage. By Camille Howard Continue Reading →

The kids are alright

There are many advocates that have been a strong, loud voice for the sector for many years. As this determined group gets older, there was some concern about what will happen after they’ve gone. But after meeting a handful of the new wave of passionate young advocates putting early education on top of the agenda, it’s pretty clear we needn’t worry: the kids are alright.

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