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Join ECTA today and receive networking opportunities and professional development resources along with huge discounts on conference registration and local PD in your area. Find out more via links below.

ECTA membership is per calendar year (January to December) Renewals are sent in November for the following year with access available from payment date.

ECTA has 8 categories of membership.
ECTA membership is tax deductable.

Individual Membership $95
Group/Organisational Membership $210
Student Membership (Full-Time ID required) $0 No hard copy of journal or DVD - access journal via website PDFs
Student-EYC Membership (Part-Yime and Full-Time students) $60
Graduate Membership $60
Concessional Membership (Health Care Card Required) $20 No hard copy of journal or DVD - access journal via website PDFs
International Individual Memberships $190 if journal is to be posted
International Organisational Memberships $300 if journal is to be posted

ECTA's philosophy is demonstrated in the priorities we give to:

  • The importance of active, enquiry based learning nurtured through 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.