ECTA's philosophy is demonstrated in the priorities we give to:
- The importance of active, enquiry based learning in early childhood teaching pedagogy.
- An acknowledgement that children learn best when children and adults share responsibility for learning and decision-making.
- A commitment to early childhood learning environments reflecting the rights of children and families to be active participants in the learning process.
- A belief that teaching and learning should be characterised by opportunities for children to engage in play in all its forms. This includes children initiating and undertaking investigations around topics of their own interest.
- A respect for the diverse social, cultural and learning needs of all children.
ECTA believes networking between colleagues from all sectors of early childhood education and care provides a key component to successful professional development. To this end ECTA supports the establishment and facilitation of ECTA groups which promote networking at a local level. Our Annual State Conference held in June each year provides opportunities to establish new networks and consolidate existing networks.
ECTA State Coordinating Committee members are elected each year from the financial membership, to manage all approved activities using the name, logo and/or legal protection of this incorporated body.
Financial members elected to Coordinating Committee positions for November 2011- November 2012 are pictured below.
Gympie Community Kindergarten (1993 - 2005) and Gympie South State School Prep classroom (2006 - 2012). Kim's involvement with ECTA began as an...
Lisa Cooper has been an Early Years Educator since 1990, teaching in State Preschools and Prep in the Maryborough/Hervey Bay area. Her association...
Allison Borland is currently a teacher trainer and mentor aligning Technology in Education, she has a passion for technology integration and...
Anne Pearson began teaching in Queensland in 1986 and has 18 years country service teaching in small country schools in rural Qld. Anne has also...