- May 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Professional Development Series – Session Three: Let’s talk about Quality Improvement (Single Session Ticket)
This session has been cancelled.
How can we track where we are going, what works and what doesn’t? In this session participants will discuss the what, how, who and why in their continuing journey of early childhood practice.
Aims of the session:
1. Discuss and identify different ways to capture and track our changes in the program, including a focus on who, how and when;
2. To discuss and identify what goals we might want to start with – broad goals or narrow goals;
3. To identify how Quality Improvement Plans can help guide and review practice.
Working with children has been a passion of mine. Throughout my career this passion has extended to supporting and mentoring educators in their role to provide quality care. During my career I have been a part of many changes in the Australian Childcare sector and have advocated for best outcomes for children. To borrow a phrase from an Australian expert in the field Pam Winters, I believe that, “I grow children” and I am passionate about helping others do the same.
My time in the early childhood sector started in organizing and managing a creche (babysitting club) in the family owned gymnasium, from there I developed my skills and experience through multiple roles. These included a junior primary/primary teacher, a child care educator, a director of a child care centre, a family day care educator, a co-ordinator of family day care, and an investigator in child care matters. My last roles were as a project officer working on the implementation of National Regulations and the National Quality Framework and an Assessment and Rating Officer with a senior focus on Educational Program and Practice. This meant working on the development and implementation of the play-based learning framework for Australia ‘The Early Years Learning Framework’. I worked with services to identify and assess educator and management practices regarding regulations and the EYLF identifying ways forward on an individual centre basis.