Happy Early Childhood Educators’ Day!
Today is Early Childhood Educators' Day and a time for us to thank you, our members, for your wonderful contributions to the wellbeing and healthy development of young children.
It's also a chance for governments, services, families and children to thank early childhood professionals across the country and promote the benefits of early years education.
We encourage you to take the time today to wish each other a happy Early Childhood Educator’s Day and plan an event or activity to mark this important occasion!
Access the official event website here to register your participation, upload photos of your celebrations and find resources to share at your home or service.
You can also share your videos and pictures with us by messaging the FDCA Facebook page.
2022 National Conference countdown!
The FDCA 2022 National Conference is just over a week away!
All delegates will receive an email soon with important details about the conference, a link to the Official Conference App and the much anticipated Gala Dinner.
In the meantime, make sure to click “attending” on our official 2022 FDCA National Conference event page to begin connecting with your fellow peers.
ACECQA National Workforce Strategy update
Education Ministers across the country have this week endorsed the Shaping Our Future: Implementation and Evaluation Plan. This document details how the 21 national workforce actions arising from the National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2022-2031) will be progressed, monitored and reviewed.
The National Workforce Strategy was originally developed and published to support the recruitment, retention, sustainability and quality of the sector workforce.
In October 2021, Education Ministers approved the publication of the strategy and requested work commence on an implementation and evaluation plan, to guide collaborative efforts to achieve the strategy’s objectives.
As members of the national stakeholder reference group, FDCA will continue to ensure that the voice of our membership and the needs of our sector are reflected in workforce strategies.
Bring your marketing campaigns to life with the Family Day Care Photo Library
Finding the time and budget to promote your business is tricky! Pamphlets, posters, websites and social media pages are crucial marketing tools but filling them with content that’s high quality and family day care specific isn’t always easy.
That’s why we’ve launched the Family Day Care Australia (FDCA), Family Day Care Photo Library, which you can access here through your Member Zone.
Containing over 145 high resolution photos, the Family Day Care Photo Library is FREE to access and showcases a range of family day care environments and educational programs.
These images were captured as part of a series of photoshoots FDCA undertook in partnership with services and educators - real educators and children in real family day care homes!
Use the photographs for social media posts or add an extra “wow” factor to your hard copy resources, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Member Elected Director nominations 2022
Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is calling for nominations to fill vacancies arising upon the cessation of the tenure of two current Member Elected Directors at this year’s Annual General Meeting.
The FDCA Board of Directors is focused on the effective governance of the company, including strategic direction, finance, compliance and risk management. The Board comprises seven to eleven positions, made up of:
- A minimum of five and a maximum of six Directors elected by the national membership
- A minimum of two and a maximum of five skills-based Directors appointed by the Board
Please click here to view FDCA’s current Board of Directors.
If you are interested in considering a directorship with FDCA, please contact Scott Rollason, FDCA General Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Board Candidate Nomination Pack and instructions on submitting your nomination.
Nominations must be received by close of business (AEST) Friday 9 September 2022.
A Short Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy
Are you an educational leader or family day care coordinator looking to support educators’ understanding of pedagogical practice?
Perhaps you’re a family day care educator looking to expand the horizons of your pedagogical approach?
Either way, you’ll love our brand-new professional learning and development resources: A Short Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy and the accompanying Companion Resource.
These brand-new publications extends our catalogue of resources to support critical reflection and enhance professional practices and programming, complementing FDCA’s Critical Reflection in Practice Guide and Companion Resource created in 2021.
Created as part of our ongoing commitment to support our members to thrive, make sure to get your hands on the Short Guide and Companion Resource through the FDCA Member Zone: https://insurance.familydaycare.com.au/member/login