In your early education service, have you ever stopped to think that every time you move – you influence children? Children near you, children nearby, children far away. Your physical positions, the conversations, and the type of conversations influence how children see themselves in your setting.
ACECQA’s National Partnership Annual Performance Report has revealed that families view a service’s National Quality Standard rating as the least important factor when choosing a service to enrol their child in.
The Framework has been a long time coming.
It’s sometimes hard to remember that the National Quality Framework is only entering its seventh year in 2018. It marked a significant turning point away from services being seen as little more than structured babysitting, to a key foundational part of Australia’s education system.
In international early education comparisons and rankings, Australia usually has very little to celebrate. We spend less than countries similar to us, our system is one of the most confusing in the world, and children have less access than most comparable countries.
The International Literacy Association’s annual report on literacy around the world has revealed that the early years are the most important topic for 2018.