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2019 Early Childhood Education Conference

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019

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One of Australia’s longest running early years professional events – 2019 Early Learning Association Australia Conference – has a new -look program and an exciting new venue:


  • Exciting new venue: Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
  • Free delegate parking
  • Four inspiring keynote speakers
  • New-look program including 24 breakout sessions across four streams
  • Huge trade exhibition.


Four inspiring keynote speakers


Professor Manjula Waniganayake 
Professor of Early Childhood Education – Macquarie University
Leadership encounters in the modern era – Who is in charge anyway?


Liana Buchanan 
Principal Commissioner – Commission for Children and Young People
The Reportable Conduct Scheme in an early learning setting


Dr Red Ruby Scarlet
Creative Director, MultiVerse
More Than a Cat Among the Pigeons: Cultural Diversity in Everyday Curriculum


Mark McCrindle 
Principal of McCrindle Research
Understanding the Times, Shaping the Trends: a Snapshot of the Changes Transforming Early Learning Education 


New look program 


Including 24 breakout sessions targeted to a range of early years professionals across four streams:


  • Leadership and service management
  • Staff development and wellbeing
  • Education program and practice
  • Engaging communities.


Click here to view the full conference program.


New world-class venue 


This year, the conference is moving to Crown Conference Centre on Melbourne’s Southbank, a state-of-the-art conference venue in the heart of Melbourne’s thriving cultural, dining, entertainment and sport district. Crown Conference Centre has easy access to public transport, special accommodation rates for conference delegates, and free delegate parking.


See more venue information here.


For full details, including how to register, visit www.ecec.org.au 


About ELAA

Formed in 1990, Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) provides a comprehensive range of management support to early childhood services. Its membership consists of cluster managers, independent kindergarten committees, community managed long day care centres, local governments and various other organisations associated with early childhood education.


The ELAA provides support to the early childhood sector in the areas of industrial relations and human resources, centre management for both stand-alone centres and group employers, fundraising and marketing.


The ELAA has a membership of over 1,300 services across Victoria which:


  • employ qualified early childhood staff that plan programs for young children
  • provide developmentally appropriate programs based on the recognition and understanding of the needs, interests and abilities of young children
  • provide safe environments, both indoors and outdoors, which provide opportunities for children to develop new skills and practise and enhance those they have already learned.
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