Presenter: Dr Deborah Harcourt Part 1: Mon 6th June, 10am-11am Part 2: Wed 29th Jun, 10:30am-11:30am

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Understanding, practicing, and embedding children’s rights in everyday practice are critical if the early childhood profession is to uphold the mandate offered to us on page 5 of the EYLF, 'Early childhood educators … will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' (UNCRC). For this to occur, educators need to understand the intent of UNCRC, explore possibilities for their daily practice and the professional practice of others, and support children in understanding rights and responsibilities so that they become embedded within a setting’s approach to curriculum. By weaving our way through key elements of the UNCRC, we will examine current practices and decision-making and find ways to uphold the rights of children, with and alongside them as active participants, in the everyday life of an early childhood setting. By changing the little things, awesome things can happen!


Completing Children’s rights as everyday practice contributes two hours of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD and addresses:

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: APST 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

The Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes: Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

The National Quality Standard: QA 5: Relationships with children