Call for Abstracts

Widely recognised as Australia’s premier family day care event, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) would like to offer individuals and organisations the opportunity to present alongside keynote speakers and stakeholders at the FDCA 2021 National Conference.

This is your chance to stand out from the crowd and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector, including Dr Helen May, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Otago, and Jay Laga'aia, renowned actor, entertainer and father of eight.

Whether you are a seasoned participant or a first time attendee, presenting at the FDCA 2021 National Conference is a professional opportunity second to none. We welcome submissions on a range of topics that appeal to the unique and varied experiences of our members, and which will enrich the work of FDCA in representing, supporting, and promoting the family day care sector.

If you are passionate about your work and hungry to share your expertise onstage to an audience of family day care professionals from across the country, this is the platform for you.

The submission process couldn’t be easier. Simply click here to submit an abstract of your presentation.

The deadline for abstracts is 31 January 2021.

To assist you in developing your abstract, FDCA has provided a collection of themes that you may wish to consider:

  • Demonstrating excellence in family day care and ECEC
  • Contemporary issues in society and ECEC
  • Technology in family day care and ECEC
  • Business management in family day care
  • Early years pedagogy
  • Wellbeing in family day care
  • Behaviour and emotions in ECEC
  • Child safety in family day care
  • Family day care in practice
  • Embedding indigenous and cultural awareness in family day care
  • Risk management in family day care

Abstract review and selection

Due to high demand and limited session numbers, FDCA is unable to provide feedback on all of the abstracts we receive. When drafting your abstract, please note that interactive sessions will receive preference over non-interactive oral presentations.

Successful applicants will be informed no later than 26 February 2021.

Session options

If you are selected to present, you will have the flexibility to choose either a 60 or 90 minute slot for your presentation, with individual and workshop sessions welcome.

For more information please view the terms and conditions.