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Fostering children’s development

- a play based approach to learning


ECTARC is excited to deliver professional development training to early childhood services around fostering children’s social, communication and cognitive development through play. This training opportunity is funded by the NSW Department of Education through the Early Childhood Sector Development Program.

As early childhood educators we have a responsibility to provide optimum environments for children to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that encourage lifelong learning. Interactive and engaging, this workshop will provide educators with a greater understanding behind the complexities of developing children’s language, cognitive and social behaviours. Participants will explore the benefits of play-based environments looking at practical, inspiring strategies to foster curiosity, creativity, imagination and problem solving skills with young children.

This training will be delivered as a two-part webinar series that can be accessed from the comfort of your service or home. Please note: both sessions must be attended to complete the training.

                      NESA Registered Professional Development

Completing the Fostering children’s social, communication and cognitive development training will contribute to 5 hours of NSW NESA registered professional development addressing 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Webinar dates

Series # 
Module 1
Module 2
  Monday         Sep 2     Sep 9     FULL          

  Wednesday/Thursday          Sep 4     Sep 5      FULL


  Wednesday         Sep 11     Sep 18      FULL          
  Friday          Sep 13     Sep 20      FULL          
  Monday/Tuesday          Sep 23     Sep 24   
  Thursday          Sep 26     Oct 3     FULL          
  Tuesday          Oct 8     Oct 15      FULL          
  Wednesday         Oct 16     Oct 23      FULL          
  Monday         Oct 28     Nov 4      FULL           
10    Tuesday         Nov 5     Nov 12      FULL          
11    Wednesday/Thursday          Nov 13     Nov 14      FULL           
12    Wednesday          Nov 20     Nov 27      FULL          
13    Monday         Nov 25     Dec 2      FULL           

Waiting list

All webinar sessions are now full. If you would like to go on the waiting list in the case a place becomes available please complete the form below.

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