32 episodes

The Early Learning Matters podcast series aims to inspire high-quality early childhood practice and build educator capacity. Jacqui Ward (Early Learning Coordinator) is joined by a number of colleagues who support department preschools where they unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice. The podcasts are designed to supplement and complement other resources and professional learning.

Early Learning Matters NSW Department of Education

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The Early Learning Matters podcast series aims to inspire high-quality early childhood practice and build educator capacity. Jacqui Ward (Early Learning Coordinator) is joined by a number of colleagues who support department preschools where they unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice. The podcasts are designed to supplement and complement other resources and professional learning.

    Play-based learning in schools

    Play-based learning in schools

    Nicole Burgess and Sarah Wenham join Jacqui Ward to discuss the importance of play-based learning in early years.

    • 40 min
    STEM in the early years

    STEM in the early years

    Sibylle Seidler, Heike Hendershot and Haley Bates from Little Scientist join Jacqui Ward to discuss the importance of STEM in the early years.

    • 30 min
    What is the AEDC and what type of information is in the AEDC?

    What is the AEDC and what type of information is in the AEDC?

    What is the AEDC and what type of information is in the AEDC?

    • 25 min
    How to engage with the AEDC data

    How to engage with the AEDC data

    How to engage with the AEDC data

    • 29 min
    Effective use of the transition to school statement

    Effective use of the transition to school statement

    Lisa Wicks talks to a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher from Woy Woy public school about using the transition to school statement effectively

    • 7 min
    Numeracy in the early years - Part 3

    Numeracy in the early years - Part 3

    This is the third podcast in a series about numeracy in the early years. In this podcast, Jacqui Ward, Linda De Marcellis and Juliana Lagana discuss the numeracy concepts. They provide links to research that highlight the importance of developing strong understandings of these concept in early childhood and examples and resources to support educators broaden their understanding of how these concepts fit together to develop children's numeracy skills.

    • 31 min

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