ECTA honours members who have made contributions over long periods
In 1973 twenty-one teachers employed in the first State Preschool Centres to open in Queensland, formed the State Preschool Teachers' Association. These teachers were scattered throughout Queensland and knew that their major professional need was to share their experiences in order to improve their ability to manage troubling events and incidents. At that time the Association took the name State Preschool Teachers' Association.
In 1976 the name was changed to ECTA, reflecting membership recognition that an Association was needed that would serve the professional needs of teachers working in all sectors offering educational programs for children from birth to eight years of age.
ECTA Inc continues to provide this type of professional support for hundreds of teachers and other early childhood professionals working anywhere in the State.
In 1998, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of this Association, the first life memberships were awarded. The awards are made "as an appreciation of contributions and dedication to the field".
Many ECTA members who began their involvement in the 1970s and 80s have made huge contributions over long periods. Their contributions have been honoured by the awarding of life membership.
2013 Robbie Leikvold
Robbie joined ECTA in the 1980s and was a member of the conference committee and journal committees for many many years. Robbie took on the role...
2016 Lynne Moore
Lynne was awarded life membership for her commitment to the journal. She shared the role of editor of our journal between 2002 and 2006 when she...