Educators working in early years settings can access the Early Childhood Resource Hub (ECRH) Professional Learning website to complete modules that aim to enhance the impact of educators, improve student outcomes and make a positive difference in education.
The free, self-paced professional learning modules have been designed for use by all educators working in early years settings to support early childhood educators’ understanding of leadership and change management, and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures.
ESA worked with subject matter experts from Early Childhood Australia and Reconciliation Australia to develop the professional learning modules.
Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Participants receive a certificate of completion that can be used for professional learning accreditation.
The Early Childhood Resource Hub was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training in 2015. It aimed to:
- improve online access to resources directly aligned to the National Quality Framework
- provide professional learning for educators
- provide an online space for educators to share knowledge and resources.
The ECRH was closed in 2020. The ECRH Professional Learning modules are still available for early years’ educators to build their professional knowledge and expertise.
The Early Childhood Resource Hub previously housed over 300 early childhood resources, including a digital library and forums for discussion, information on national standards and the latest news on key developments in the
early childhood sector.
The most relevant content from the Hub is now available through the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority
(ACECQA), the national
authority responsible for the NQF. ACECQA provides freely available information, helpful resources and materials for early years’ educators.