Child Australia is proud to announce the 2015 WA Early Childhood Education and Care Conference.

1 Voyage: Exploring Excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care will be held on Friday August 7 and Saturday 8, 2015 at the vibrant Crown conference venue.

The 2015 conference places WA on the international and national stage bringing together high calibre speakers from around Australia and the world to address the conference themes:

  • Professional Practice in Diverse Settings;
  • Building and Sustaining Excellence;
  • Working with Children, Families and Communities: making a collective impact; and
  • Designing Approaches for Individual Children.

Each Child Australia ECEC biennial conference builds on the former and provides a national stage for every educator who works with young children to reflect, further progress their own personal learning and explore future directions.

Our 2011 conference, ‘Windows of Opportunity’ focussed our attention on the national reforms and the opportunities they offer.

Our 2013 conference, ‘Wheels in Motion’ emphasised our actions in relation to improving outcomes for children – the journey had begun.

Our 2015 conference ‘1 Voyage’ acknowledges that the journey continues and that we are all on the same voyage of discovering what excellence via continuous improvement looks like.

The voyage’s destination is ensuring positive outcomes for all children. The word voyage also acknowledges that this may mean we need to sail in new waters and to be brave enough to reflect critically and change our practice when necessary.

Our voyage is one of ongoing discovery as the evidence about children’s development and learning and the role of families and services continues to build.

The 2015 WA Early Childhood Education and Care Conference, 1 Voyage: Exploring Excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care will engage educators, researchers and policy makers at all levels in considering ‘excellence’ –the different forms it may take within the context of the National Quality Framework and the research that deepens our understandings about it. The conference does this as we strive to provide all children with the excellent early childhood care and education they deserve.

The 2015 WA Early Childhood Education & Care Conference is a not to be missed high standard professional learning opportunity for early childhood educators who work with children in a variety of settings, government, policy makers and stakeholders.