Recent News

Extention Sessions 2009

Date: 
22 October 2008

Developmental Curriculum - For those staff currently implementing ADC or those who have attended some initial PD and or mentoring, we are offering extension sessions during 2009.

These sessions run from 12.30-4.00pm on Fridays at a beautiful old mansion in Parkville called the Teacy centre, The Avenue. Friday afternoon sessions accommodate regional and rural based teachers who need time to travel to Melbourne as well as metropolitan schools.

Click here to view the form and details of dates and session content.

Symposiums 2009

Date: 
22 October 2008

Bookings are now open for the 2009 Friday afternoon symposiums on the Australian Developmental Curriculum. ( Play Based curriculum)

These sessions run from 12.30-4.00pm on Fridays at a beautiful old mansion in Parkville called the Treacy centre, The Avenue.

Friday afternoon sessions accommodate regional and rural based teachers who need time to travel to Melbourne as well as metropolitan schools.

Click here to view the form.

Developmental Curriculum

Date: 
13 October 2008

The Australian Developmental Curriculum is now being implemented in many parts of not only Victoria but across Australia. Kathy has just recently returned from speaking in Perth and Darwin. This week she is working in regional Victoria in Colac. Other trips for the remainder of this term include: Bendigo, Shepparton, Canberra, Warrnambool and Sydney.

School Readiness

Date: 
12 October 2008

Kathy was speaking on School Readiness on ABC Radio 774 last Saturday 11 October.

Channel 10

Date: 
12 October 2008

Last week Kathy was back on Channel 10, the David and Kim show discussing the “Overscheduled child” and how to relax a little as a parent and not feel the need to have children in many extra curricula activities each week.

Term 4 Presentaions

Date: 
30 September 2008

Evening presentation dates have now been posted on the Presentation page of the website. A range of topics and areas around Melbourne are represented. Feel free to check these out to see if there is a topic of interest you may wish to attend.

Final Symposium For 2008

Date: 
26 September 2008

The Final Friday Symposium for 2008 on the Australian Developmental Curriculum ( Play Based Curriculum) will be held on November 7th Friday 12.30-4.00pm. A few places are still available. See booking page if you wish to attend.

Fellowship Award

Date: 
25 September 2008

Kathy has been awarded a Fellowship in leadership in Education by the Australian Council of Educational Leadership. The award recognises her outstanding contribution to education particularly in curriculum and teaching and learning design and support in early childhood and school programs.

Parent Workshops 2009

Date: 
15 September 2008

Any organisation wishing to host a venue for a series of parent workshops in 2009 please contact bookings ASAP to ensure a booking.

2009 Bookings

Date: 
13 September 2008

Remember that bookings are now open and we have a new initiative that provides rural, regional and metropolitan opportunities for group bookings rather than just single schools or organisations hosting a presentation.

Our Early Life Foundations Team

Our team is the strongest and best it has ever been. Our two recent team members have added a depth and wonderfully positive vibe to the team.

Sally is an early childhood expert with over 30 years of experience and expert in play and Rhiannon has implemented the WLA in foundation as well as having expertise in play.

Our Early Life Foundations Team

Our team is the strongest and best it has ever been. Our two recent team members have added a depth and wonderfully positive vibe to the team.

Sally is an early childhood expert with over 30 years of experience and expert in play and Rhiannon has implemented the WLA in foundation as well as having expertise in play.

New Professional Development Sessions across Australia

Between now and the end of the year we are in every state and territory so watch Facebook and Twitter for professional development coming your way and book early so you don't miss out. Yes, NT and Katherine, Noosa and WA as well!

New Professional Development Sessions across Australia

Between now and the end of the year we are in every state and territory so watch Facebook and Twitter for professional development coming your way and book early so you don't miss out. Yes, NT and Katherine, Noosa and WA as well!

Bookings for 2015

Bookings are open for 2015 so feel free to contact us to secure a parent presentation, staff PD or MENTORING for next YEAR.

Need Help Setting up Your Learning Environment?

Our team of qualified early childhood and primary teachers are experts at setting up and creating learning centres in early childhood and primary environments. They have all worked in these setting themselves as well as received additional training and certification in the Walker Learning play and personalised learning approach.

We come to you and work with your team in your environment to support the establishment of, set up and provide ideas for learning spaces and specific learning centres that match specific ages, grades, learning intentions, culture, community, budget and resources. We then provide ongoing support to help you sustain great learning centres for your children's learning.

Skill is required in constructing effective learning environments that provide effective and stimulating centers.  Skill and knowledge is required to create spaces that have intention and skills and experiences for children in ways that inspire, engage and motivate children to explore, create, investigate research and learn

The learning environment promotes motivation, inspiration, belonging and ownership for children of any age. It is one of the most important ways to personalise learning.

It empowers teachers in their scaffolding and teaching and provides children with opportunities to initiate, problem solve, decision making and to develop and refine skills and understandings. It also provides practice for children to explore social interactions and relationships, collaborative learning and self-expression.

We provide:

  • After hour sessions
  • During the day sessions
  • PD days and weekend workshops

Email (caroline@earlylife.com.au) or call us (9523 5595) for more information or to book!

Information attached as a PDF

 

Welcome to term 2

We are looking forward to conducting lots of professional learning across Australia this term.Check out our PD brochure on the website for details.