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A to Z of early childhood

A to Z of Early Childhood is the Early Childhood Education and Care's regular e-newsletter.

A to Z of Early Childhood provides information about early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland. It also offers information on the progress of national reforms and how these will affect Queensland families and services.

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Past issues

Edition 92, March 2017
Funding supports NDIS; Celebrate under eights; Looking inside a quality service; Help families get free support; More services for facilities; Nominations open for the Queensland Training Awards; Register for ACECQA workshops; Responsive environments; Call for conference papers.

Edition 91, February 2017
National Quality Framework review; Mandatory reporting sessions; Tara service provider appointed; The Early Years Count newsletter; Research in spotlight: When to start reading; Inclusion benefits everyone; National Playgroup Week; Latest National Quality Framework Snapshot; Summer safety competition.

Edition 90, January 2017
Jess's big learning life; DISQK applications open; Vacant facilities tenders; QKFS funding requirements; Starting school; Meet Lesley Robinson; Exploring with eKindy; Collaboration and inclusion; Encouraging families to talk; Research in spotlight: Playgroup benefits communities; Register for ACEL Conference; Amendment to National Regulations; Inspiring excellent practice; Early Learning Languages Australia.

Edition 89, December 2016
Director-General's holiday message; Make the Early Years Count; QKindy Summer out now; More remote schools to offer kindy; Request your rating logo; ECEC services census; Resources for mandatory reporters; Standard Australian English for young Aboriginal children.

Edition 88, November 2016
Active learners in Prep; Have your say; Get started with Talking Families; Free professional development; Premier's Reading Challenge; Research spotlight - How services can engage with community; Free webinar: Learning about ADHD; Noah's Ark name change; Transitions information for early years services; Latest NQF Snapshot released.

Edition 87, October 2016
When should a child start Prep?; Remote Kindy Pilot expanded; National Disability Insurance Scheme update; Call for Tara early years service provider; Kindy in the bush; Supporting your child's transition to Prep; Explore the world of school; Research spotlight - Play in Queensland's Prep year; Kindy counts in Far North Queensland; Recognition as an equivalent early childhood teacher; Inspiring excellent practice; World Teachers' Day; Celebrate Grandparents Day.

Edition 86, September 2016
Introducing the Early Years Connect website; Compulsory Prep year from 2017; Disability funding for kindy; ECEC mandatory reporting laws; New tobacco laws; Research spotlight - Research grant winners announced; Successful transition strategies for schools; Starting Blocks releases new parent fact sheet; Early entry to Prep - assisting principals; Workshops explain Results Based Accountability; New early years services funding resources online; Celebrate Children's Week - 22 to 30 October.

Edition 85, August 2016
A quality service in action - a snapshot for parents; Central Queensland gets Better Together; Spotlight on leading in the early years; Call for expressions of interest; Arts take flight with AIR; NDIS update - community partners; Research spotlight - Understanding numeracy development; Sally and Possum apps; Premier's Reading Challenge 2016 wraps up; Release of the 'baby brain workout'; Mental health resources.

Edition 84, July 2016
New early years centre for Lockhart River; Toowoomba set to get Better Together; Bumper QKindy magazine out now; Get ready for the census; NDIS and current support; Quality sleep time; Come join the fun!; Free Triple P training; Foundations for Success website; Early years service funding support; Research spotlight - Teaching early years reading; Planning a trip to the Ekka?; Refreshed Advancing education action plan available; Excellent ratings; Early Years Connect; Smoking bans.

Edition 83, June 2016
RIPD journeys to Cherbourg; Concerned about training quality?; Early years service funding changes; Celebrate NAIDOC Week; Introducing Sally and Possum; Kindergarten funding indexed; Research spotlight - Aboriginal cultural practices in child rearing; Premier's Reading Challenge; Free professional development program; Early Childhood Leaders Conference; Early Childhood Education and Care Awards; Poll puts early learning on pedestal.

Edition 82, May 2016
Under Eights Week celebrations, Good vibes with Kindy counts!, State of Early Learning report, New Gordonvale early years service, Call for Lowood early years provider, ECEC mandatory reporting laws, Research spotlight - Fostering a child's development, NQF Snapshot released, Another Excellent rated service, Kindergarten inclusion stories, Parent and carer resources, What the NDIS means to me.

Edition 81, April 2016
QPAC's Out of the Box is back, Disability support workshops, Remote kindy pilot underway, Be prepared for flu season, Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures, Research spotlight - Early years workforce study, Kindy counts! superheroes, Prevention of anaphylaxis, ECDPs available to 2020, Premier's Reading Challenge, Pasifika Vibes Festival, National Family Day Care Week.

Edition 80, March 2016
Superhero fun with Jay and QSO, 2015 AEDC data available, ACEL early childhood conference, New services open, New anti-smoking laws passed, Better Together forum, NDIS update, Research spotlight - Sleep problems and autistic children, Speech and language webinar, NQF Snapshot released, Autism Hub and Reading Centre open, Kindy participation.

Edition 79, February 2016
Early years centre visits Arcare, QKFS Plus subsidy, Subsidised skills sets launched, Grant funding workshop, Disability Support Workshops, First day of kindy competition, Research spotlight - Light influences body mass, Fun in small stages, Register for ACECQA workshops, 2016 QLD Training Awards, Acknowledgment of Country resources, Noah's Ark open day, We don't endorse third party products

Edition 78, January 2016
QKindy out Now, Kindy is a good idea in all languages, Free tools and resources, vaccination matters, connecting with families, disability funding applications open, Grant funding changes, Boys at greater risk of repeating, Kindy funding continues, Call for ACEL conference papers, Kindy is now a deadly choice, Invitation to join Emergency Closure portal, Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards

Edition 77, December 2015
Season's greetings, Choices Family Day Care win service award, Prepare for storm season, Countdown to National Quality Framework changes, Early Years Forum, Sleep and rest resources, Disability support funding, Evaluation of early childhood programs, Christmas appeal, Happy Holidays from Kindy Counts!, Congratulations to CHARLTON BROWN, No Jab, No Pay, Disability staff appointed, Advancing education and #Codingcounts, Free Certificate III training, Early Years Connect 2016 registrations open.

Edition 76, November 2015
Family connects with Kindy, Early years paper published, Better together forum, Infectious diseases study, Research Spotlight - Economic status variations, Educator-to-child ratios, Disability workshops, Vaccinations and enrolments, New blue card fact sheet, NQF Snapshot released, Well done, Will, Latest NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 75, October 2015
Advancing education, New WAP released, Connecting educators, Free transition to school PD, Host a Triple P seminar, Let's go hand in hand, Enrolment time advertising, NDIS update, Save the date for ACEL, Free conference date claimer, World Teachers' Day, Be aware of hip dysplasia.

Edition 74, September 2015
Boosting kindy participation, Kindy enrolment 2016, New emergency closure portal, AEDC engagement survey, Celebrate reading challenge, ECEC Services Census closed, Child Protection Act review, Workforce survey closing, Gastroenteritis information, Congratulations eKindy team, Child protection award, Latest NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 73, August 2015
Sleep and rest study, Kindy at the EKKA, FDC notice period, Free postal library service, More support for families, Better together forum, Disability scheme update, Mandatory reporting options, Blue Card learning portal, Latest NQF snapshot, Handwash hygiene, Learn about LEAPs.

Edition 72, July 2015
Disability support changes, Get Ready for the census, Countdown to NQF changes, Ipswich Roadshow success, Showcase eco-friendly action, Mark key events in calendar, NQF FAQs updated, Learn about networking power, and Vaccination and enrolment.

Edition 71, June 2015
AEDC resources released, Read the latest news, Online workforce survey, Kindergarten funding indexed, eKindy access improved, Reduce the risk of infection, Celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Edition 70, May 2015
Kindy concerts big success, Regional providers needed, EOIs called for new service, Workforce research published, Online road safety survey, Join in the reading challenge, Forum generates ideas, Book for ACECQA workshops, New website a starting point, Free NAIDOC Week poster, Latest NQF Snapshot released, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 69, April 2015
Kindy concerts head south, DSF applications still open, Workshop registrations due, Reconciliation resources, Be prepared for flu season, Event connects communities, Online update for kindies, Term 2 EATSIPEC workshops and Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 68, March 2015
A&R reports explained, Kindy target met, Safe sleeping, Parents are first teachers, Collaborative partners, Check links to kindy section, Spotlight of intervention, Kindy caught on film, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 67, February 2015
National Playgroup Week, Who do I ask?, First day of kindy excitement, Workshops focus on families, Artist in Residence program, Training complaints hotline, new Kindy counts! TV commercial and Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 66, January 2015
Don't forget QKFS Plus, DSF applications open longer, 2015 EATSIPEC workshops, AEDC and Transition Forum, Free interpreting support, We want to hear from you, RIPD is back in 2015, Workforce content updates, Kindy funding age change, Nominate for training awards, SunSmart grants close soon, NQF feedback closed, Recent NQF e-bulletins.


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