Early Childhood Play In Action looks at child development in more detail and explores the importance of connection with families as well as build skills and confidence to involve and communicate effectively with parents.


Please note, this event is called now Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning through Play. If you would like to book this event in 2023, please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the new page.

We are delighted to bring you our NEW PD for 2022 which is also SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING APPROVED in Victoria across all three priority areas Communication, Wellbeing, and Access & Inclusion.

Participants will:

  • Observe best practice in-action from ECE settings across Australia
  • Develop a deeper understanding of child development in the 2 to 6 year-olds.
  • Explore the importance of connecting with families and caregivers
  • Build skills and confidence to involve and communicate effectively with parents and families

Participants will view segments of video footage and commentary of pedagogy “in-action” to deepen understanding and provide inspiration. Opportunity for guided professional conversation and discussion around play-based pedagogy and the priority areas of wellbeing, communication, and inclusive practice concludes the session.

An e-booklet The Importance of Play will be available for centres to share with families and caregivers.

This session complements Early Life Foundation's original Early Childhood Play Matters and Creating Engaging Environments for Pre-schoolers which both align with VEYLDF. Current research relevant to play and child development and a deeper look at what 2 to 6 year-old children need for social, emotional, and language development are a cornerstone of this PD.

Participants will observe excellent early childhood practice in action. This will be demonstrated through a virtual study tour of early childhood settings showcasing examples of play-based learning through investigations and will include takeaways and implementation strategies for your team.

In recognition of the importance of professional reflection, participants are provided with an electronic workbook to reflect and share experiences as part of a professional reflective dialogue during the session.