Early Childhood Conference speakers announced

The IEU’s early childhood conference – Reconnect, Recharge, Restore – to be held on Saturday 13 August features highly regarded presenters.

Jay Weatherill is the CEO of Thrive by Five, responsible for delivering The Minderoo Foundation’s early childhood agenda. The former Premier of SA, Weatherill will describe Thrive by Five’s campaign for a universally accessible and high-quality early learning system for Australia, and how you can be part of the journey.

Prue Car MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning, will also address the conference.

Sharleen Keleher (pictured) is Project Officer at the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH). She leads the Birdie’s Tree Early Learning Program. Birdie’s Tree is a disaster resilience program, designed to help young children process and recover from disasters.

After the severe flooding in northern NSW, not to mention COVID-19 and bushfires, information about supporting young children during times of crisis couldn’t be more timely.

The Birdie’s Tree curriculum resource provides story books, games and other ideas to help young children deal with trauma. See www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/natural-disaster-recovery/

Sarah Moore is founder and CEO of Early Education Leadership. She is an experienced leadership coach who works with teams and individuals in early childhood on conscious leadership, communication, engagement. Sarah will take conference attendees through a playful and self-compassionate process of self-inquiry to help them reconnect with their purpose in the important work they do.

The conference also offers several interesting workshops

For details and bookings: bit.ly/ECSConference22