Early childhood educators and teachers are privileged to be part of the wonderful world of early literacy, numeracy and science being explored by 4 year old’s. These workshops will give you a greater understanding of the ways you can support and enhance children as thinkers and theory makers in early childhood settings. The presenters’ will demonstrate links between the EYLF and Early Stage 1 curriculum to promote a continuity of learning from prior to school to school settings.
About your Presenter: Susan Yabsley
Susan Yabsley is an early childhood specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the education of younger children. Susan has particular expertise in providing professional learning focused on early literacy and numeracy to both early learning educators and school teachers. As a professional learning specialist with the NSW Department of Education and now as an Early Childhood Consultant, she has provided engaging and challenging programs in early literacy and numeracy for many teachers in a variety of settings. This professional learning, based on personal experience and current research is aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, providing opportunities to achieve and maintain proficient teacher accreditation. Susan’s solid understanding of the challenges that early childhood educators are facing, together with her engaging communication style, allows her to work effectively with educators to provide a quality learning experience for children.
About your Presenter: Ruth Garlick
I have over 30 years’ experience in early childhood education, both in community and government sectors. My experience in a wide variety of roles includes teaching and team leadership in child care, directing and teaching in preschools, class teaching in Kindergarten and corporate roles with the Department of Education (DoE) and with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). I am an effective communicator and leader and have built strong working relationships with colleagues, team members, families, children, supervisors, school executive personnel and more recently with external clients of NESA.