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  Colab has produced a document which presents the research evidence in support of each of the considerations and actions outlined in the Australian Declaration for Young Children which we launched last November. It is on this webpage -…
Save the Date for this exciting event, more event information and registration details will be issued in early March. Electronic Flyer - Last version Amended and Approved.png
I am writing to invite you to hear about our exciting new early childhood research project – SNACing101.   SNACing101 is an online evidence-based, food and nutrition short course to be developed and piloted among Australian ECEC staff.    To help us develop the online course, I am reaching out to business and industry representatives, community leaders and other relevant parties and requesting their support in an advisory capacity to inform the project from development through to implementation.…

CoLab launches new resources in  Brain Development in Early Childhood and Poverty and Inequality


 Drawing on the research of the Telethon Kids Institute and other leading early childhood organisations, CoLab seeks to provide a repository of current research and information, that is easily accessible, understandable and practical for a range of audiences including policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers and the community.


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The Connecting Early Years Networks portal has been purpose built for the Early Years Networks. Here the networks can

  • Search for networks in a region

  • Share information 

  • Share resources

  • Promote their events

  • Post discussions about current issues 

This portal has many features networks can personally customise for their group. Most of the information on this space is publicly available so you can promote the great work being done by your network and encourage wider support of the network from new members.


"As a member of two early years networks, I am a big advocate for using the Early Years network portal. This resource has been a bit of dream for many years – that one place to go to connect with each other and share resources with other early years groups. It is great to see this dream come  to fruition and see so many people using it. The more of us that are on there, the better it will become, so I highly recommend signing up if you haven’t already and check out all of the resources, start sharing stories and connect with other networks across the state."

Karen Dales-Anderson

“Members of the Pilbara Early Years Group Network, as part of the WACOSS Connecting Early Years Portal find the view ahead with the training and presentations calendar of events, most valuable.  This information allows regional people to view not only online webinars coming up months in advance, but also the training and presentation opportunities coming to regional centres, as well those being provided in Perth.  It’s vital for regional members to have a clear view well in advance of what’s on offer, given that both staffing and travel/distance challenges, are ever present”. Debbie Allcott