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

The 2014 Early Childhood Education Conference, Together we grow – preparing children for life, will be held on 30 and 31 May, 2014 at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. The conference promises to inspire, engage and bring together the early childhood sector that collectively provides quality early childhood education for children, with a special emphasis on preparing children for life.

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 will share their views and expertise with our audience – everyone involved in early childhood education from birth to the early years of school.

We are committed to a sustainable future. The conference committee has worked at reducing printed materials and providing on-line resources where possible in the organisation of the conference.

We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their support and contribution towards the conference and acknowledge members of the 2014 Conference Reference Committee for their invaluable contribution.

We look forward to seeing you in May.