A conference for everyone involved in early childhood education from birth to the early years of school.

The 2015 Early Childhood Education Conference, Together we grow – investing in our future, was held on 29 and 30 May, 2015 at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. The conference inspired, engaged and brought together over 1100 early childhood professionals across the wide spectrum of early childhood education.

Early childhood is a vital period in children’s lives. The experiences and quality of interactions in the early years provide the foundation for all subsequent learning and behaviour. High quality early education and care programs benefit children now and into the future, with ongoing health, education, and social impacts. The Early Years Learning Framework views children’s lives in the context of belonging, being and becoming – “knowing where and with whom you belong…recognising the significance of the present…and learning to participate fully and actively in society.”

High calibre speakers from Australia and overseas shared their views and expertise with our audience – everyone involved in early childhood education from birth to the early years of school.

We thank our Gold Sponsor the Department of Education and Training, our Major Sponsors AustralianSuper, VicRoads and the Creswick Foundation, our exhibitors and delegates for their support and contribution towards the conference and acknowledge members of the 2015 Conference Reference Committee for their invaluable contribution.

The 2015 speaker presentation notes are available for download from the Program page.

The 2016 conference will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on 27 and 28 May. We look forward to seeing you there!