September is back-to-school month, and the chanting begins: Drill, test, lengthen the school day, skip recess, cancel field trips, and by all means discourage free time for (gasp!) self-directed play.
KPV in partnership with Gowrie Victoria invites submissions from people interested in presenting seminars and/or workshops at the 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference in Melbourne. The conference brings together over 700 early childhood educators from birth to the early years of school.
Janine Hill | 2nd August 2011
RUSTY slides and swings made from iron and heavy timbers have become memories in a push towards safer playgrounds over the past 20 years. But experts are now asking if we have gone too far.
Play Australia is delighted to support the work of theTouched by Olivia Foundation, a charity established in Sydney, NSW to give children healthier and happier lives realized through two key initiatives:
1.Vascular Birthmarks Research and Support
We improve the education and wellbeing of children in under-resourced communities through training and resourcing communities to build beautiful, safe playgrounds.
Our aim is to change the culture of education and the design of schools in the developing world to become more focused on the needs of children. Particularly the need for children to play.
Farmhouse Preschool soon to open ....An Australian First
Inspired by the Forest Schools of UK/Europe, with a fulfilling dash of Reggio Emilia, due to open in Mansfield, Oct 2011.
Drive through the avenue of trees, past the horse paddock, to the homestead building with rambling verandas.
EEEC- Environmental Education in Early Childhood
Connecting with and caring for our earth
EEEC has moved!
Come and visit the new Resource Centre
192 High Street Northcote 3070 (opposite the Town Hall).
The Resource Centre is open 11am-4pm on Fridays during term time. Resources can be viewed and ordered Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
You may be aware that the Committee of Management of PRAV has for some time been developing plans to facilitate the transformation of PRAV into a national organisation to be known as Play Australia and to develop an organisation which will accurately reflect our membership base, and provide services and support to the development of play across all states and territories within Australia.