Early childhood educators and teachers are privileged to be part of the wonderful world of early literacy, numeracy and science being explored by four year olds. This 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: Ruth Garlick
Ruth has over 30 years’ experience in early childhood education, both in the community and government sectors. Ruth has experience in a wide variety of roles including teaching and team leadership in childcare, directing and teaching in preschools, class teaching in Kindergarten and corporate roles with the Department of Education (DoE) and with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA). Ruth is an effective communicator and leader and has built strong working relationships with colleagues, team members, families, children, supervisors, school executive personnel and more recently with external clients of NESA.
About your Presenter: Susan Yabsley
Susan 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. 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.