Videos for families

StartingBlocks.gov.au has developed exciting new quality early learning videos for families and the community about the importance and benefits of early childhood education and quality early learning.

StartingBlocks.gov.au also has a range of resources for parents, carers and families about early childhood education and care, children’s learning and development, and the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard.

 

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How does quality early learning help your child’s development?

Quality early learning gives children new opportunities and experiences. Interactions between educators and children in quality early learning services have significant and lasting effects on children’s development and learning.

In this video, educators from quality early learning services talk about how children’s interests and abilities shape the learning activities and programs.
 
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ACECQA – Information sheet – Supporting agency: Involving children in decision making

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How does quality early learning reflect the values of families?

Quality early learning services focus on developing meaningful relationships between children, families and educators. The friendly, caring and respectful interactions between children and educators help children to learn and develop their social and emotional skills and foster their general wellbeing.

In this video, parents talk about the importance of positive and meaningful relationships at the centre of every quality early learning service. Educators also reflect on how they stay connected with the values of families, and how they work in partnership to get to know the child, their family and the wider community.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

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Children and families are the centre of early learning services

A quality early learning service involves families when making decisions about their child and quality improvements at the service. There are many ways families can make valuable contributions, for example, reviewing the service policies and plans and discussing ideas or issues. Positive working partnerships between your service and families support every child’s learning, wellbeing and development.
 
Watch this video to see these partnerships in action.
 
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ACECQA – Information sheet – Building partnerships with families

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How can Starting Blocks help your family?

Quality early learning shapes a child’s future, laying the foundation for healthy development.

StartingBlocks.gov.au has trusted and free resources for parents, carers and families at your service. Topics include children’s development, the National Quality Framework (NQF) and National Quality Standard (NQS).

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StartingBlocks.gov.au – Fact sheets

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Playing and exploring – what a great way to learn!

Through play children show their remarkable ability for exploration, imagination and decision-making.

This video shows how play helps children develop critical skills, relationships, and interests which are essential for their lifelong learning and wellbeing.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice

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Let’s open up the world for your young explorer

Quality early learning gives children the opportunity to explore and learn about new environments.

StartingBlocks.gov.au also has ideas and activities for families in the home and the outdoor environment to promote their child’s learning.

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Children explore their world through outdoor play

Outdoor programs and excursions are an important part of children’s quality early learning as they help them explore the world beyond their usual environments.  

Watch this video to see children engaged in quality early learning experiences in the outdoors.  

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ACECQA – Information sheet – Babies and outdoor play

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How does play inspire children’s love of learning?

Children make sense of their world through play. It supports their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, literacy and numeracy development.  

In this video, a parent talks about the importance of learning through play, and how quality early learning draws on a wide range of play-based experiences for her son’s learning and development.  

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ACECQA – Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice

 

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Quality early learning experiences for your child is our goal

Educators and teachers working in early childhood education and care are providing children with experiences and opportunities to help them thrive and succeed.

Watch this video to see how quality early learning supports children’s learning and development.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice

 

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Quality early learning helps children explore, learn and thrive

Did you know that dramatic play or pretend play has many developmental benefits? It encourages a child’s creativity and imagination, and improves their social and communication skills.

Watch this video to see how children learn through play.

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We Hear You blog – Posts – Play

 

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Children’s ideas contribute to quality early learning

Quality early learning services support families and their children, and involve them when planning learning programs, activities and experiences for children. These programs, activities and experiences are responsive to children’s ideas, opinions and interests, and aimed at developing and extending their thinking, understanding, skills and abilities.

Watch this video to see how the programs planned by educators at quality early learning services help children’s learning and development.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice

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Quality early learning values every child’s unique interests

Quality early learning values every child’s unique interests and views, and involve children in shaping the programs that support them to learn and develop. The diverse and unique voices, perspectives and contributions of children are valued and reflected in quality early learning services.
 
Watch this video to see how quality early learning gives children opportunities to actively participate in the program.
 
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ACECQA – Information sheet – Supporting agency: Involving children in decision making

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Children play, learn and thrive together

Quality early learning supports social interactions among children, encouraging them to play, learn and thrive together.

Watch this video to see children learning together.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children

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Why are positive relationships important for early learning?

From before birth, children are connected to family, community, culture and place, and their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.

In this video, educators detail how positive relationships in quality early learning services connect children to their world. All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Fundamental to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming.

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ACECQA – Approved learning frameworks

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What do teachers and educators enjoy most about their work?

Children’s imaginations and ideas can surprise and inspire parents and educators alike. Quality early learning values every child’s unique interests and views, and children’s perspectives and contributions shape the learning programs.

In this video, educators and teachers from services around Australia talk about how children’s ideas and opinions contribute to quality early learning.

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ACECQA – Information sheet – Become an early childhood education and care professional

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Quality early learning helps children be the best they can be

In quality early learning services, educators build positive and respectful relationships with and between children. Children need to know that others care about them, and are interested in what they do, think and feel. This is essential for their wellbeing, learning and development.

Watch this video to see how quality early learning and positive relationships can help children be the best they can be.

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ACECQA – Information sheet – Relationships with children

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Quality early learning gives children new experiences

Children are fast learners, and when you provide them with great learning opportunities, they thrive!

Watch this video to see how quality early learning helps children develop self-confidence by experiencing success.

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ACECQA – Approved learning frameworks

 

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Belonging, being and becoming in quality early learning

Quality early learning creates a sense of belonging and gives children experiences with other cultures and communities.

Watch this video to see how quality early learning supports the inclusion of all children and respects and celebrates cultural diversity.

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We Hear You blog – Posts – Inclusion

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What does quality early learning mean to parents?

Quality early learning means different things to different parents, carers and families. In this video, parents discuss the importance of quality early learning to them and their children. They talk us through their child’s experiences, the meaningful relationships with educators, and the positive impact on their child’s learning and development.

Watching this video may help inform families’ decisions about their child’s early years and the unique opportunities provided by quality early learning services.

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Children make sense of their social world through play

Play provides opportunities for children to work together, share ideas and make choices. Through play, they develop empathy, fairness and friendships.

Watch this video to see how different play, activities and experiences can encourage your child’s learning and development.

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ACECQA – Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children