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This episode, Leanne talks to Jan Millikan about the Reggio Emilia Educational Project. What are the principles that underpin the Reggio Emilia Educational Project? And how can they be applied in an Australian context?
How educators view themselves and their profession is a key part of early education practice. Experienced sector consultant Catharine Hydon joins Lisa and Leanne for a discussion on professional identity - what it means, why it's important, and how we can improve it.
The podcast team gather to look at the surprising election result that has seen Scott Morrison returned as Prime Minister of a Coalition Government. What does this result mean for the sector, and what should advocates do over the next three years?
As a special treat for our 100th episode, we recorded an episode in front of a live audience at ELAA's Early Childhood Education Conference 2019. We discuss how we all took our first steps into advocacy, what the election campaign has told us about sector advocacy and how we'd create our own advocacy campaigns.
The bonuses keep on comin’… Lisa and Liam really wanted to talk through the recent media reports on a $5 million fraud operation in the Family Day Care sector, so we called friend of the podcast Karl and talked through this bizarre story.
Another quick bonus episode this week. Lisa and Liam talk about Lisa’s election articles for The Framework, a free website for sector news, analysis and opinion. We discuss why politics matters, and the interesting reaction from educators to recent election commitments.
On Sunday Labor announced policies on lowering early education costs for families and raising wages for early childhood educators. In this extra episode Lisa, Leanne and Liam take a look at these policies and what they mean for the sector.
This week Liam gets an update on the Early Childhood Educator Wellbeing Project (ECEWP) we covered earlier in the year. Liam speaks to Tamara Cumming, one of the researchers leading the Project; Leisa Wright, Centre Director at Harrison Early Childhood Centre, one of the services taking part in the Project; and Leanne Gibbs, who facilitated a session at the Project’s recent Stakeholder Roundtable.
This week we chat with Tamika Hicks, the Manager of Cardinia Lakes Early Learning Centre, a standalone service in Victoria. Tamika is an advocate and activist with a focus on quality - how does she approach balancing ethical approaches to early education with successfully operating a business?
Lisa and Liam quickly scour the budget papers (and Twitter), before giving our immediate reactions to the Federal Government’s Budget for 2019/20.
Then, in anticipation that we were probably not going to like this Budget, Lisa dazzles us all with her fantasy Federal Budget for early education.