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The ECTA Journal: Educating Young Children is published at three issues per annum and is aimed at promoting the work of early childhood educators across the State. All financial members receive a copy of each journal as part of their membership.

Educating Young Children contains a balance of theoretical and practical articles. Regular features include:

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STYLE GUIDES, PERMISSION FORMS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THOSE SUBMITTING TO EYC
Those wishing to contribute to EYC will find all necessary documents on the right of the Contribute to the ECTA EYC JOURNAL page. Articles for... 

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Submission dates for our journals are
Journal 1 Last week in January
Journal 2 Last week in May
Journal 3 Last week in September

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Registered Teachers - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

Registered teachers are advised to note the Queensland College of Teachers endorsed position on professional reading, accessing online resources and viewing video-streamed materials as contributing to their CPD requirements for renewal of teacher registration.

As ECTA cannot verify your engagement with online or other print or electronic material certificates cannot be issued for viewing of online materials such as video-streamed presentations, materials in our secure area or DVDs supplied with Journals.
ECTA recommends you record these activities on your QCT record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) along with readings from ECTA's Educating Young Children journal under the category Professional Reading/Viewing. Evidence of the outcome of your engagement with these valuable professional development opportunities will be required.

Evidence can include examples of:

  • how you have incorporated ideas and/or strategies in your planning for individuals and groups of children,
  • planning for parent information sessions and/or support materials
  • the influence on your planning and approach to teaching and learning.

Your CPD record is a list of your professional development activities completed during the year. It should include details of the area of professional development, the topic and provider of the activity, the date and duration of the activity and which professional standards it related to. This record, together with the actual evidence of each activity is what an individual teacher would show QCT if audited.

A message from Journal committee member Nebula Wild

My name is Nebula and I have recently become an active member of ECTA. I feel I was very fortunate when I was given the opportunity as a pre-prep teacher in Brisbane to become a director in the small remote town of Weipa. At the end of last year I returned to Brisbane and accepted a position as a director of an inner city child care centre. I have recently joined the ECTA journal team and am looking forward to my first meeting of the ECTA conference group in April. In my role as an Early Childhood teacher I acted as an advocate for children, and this has continued in my role as director. I strongly believe that we need to be a voice for young children and also provide the opportunity for children themselves to have a voice. As a member of the ECTA team I will be able to contribute to a field I feel very passionately about.
If you would like to join or contribute in any way contact us at ECTA to find how you can.