How to Get Funding for Early Childhood Education Resources
For child care professionals, deciding what resources to purchase with limited funding can be a difficult process -- it’s tricky to balance fun and interactive experiences with genuine learning. Striking this balance right means real learning outcomes for children using the very same tools that keep them happy and entertained! This got a little easier in 2014 however, when the Federal Government made some key funding changes to early childhood education and care in Australia. The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP) is the single biggest investment ever in professional development for child care and early learning educators in long day care (LDC) services. These funds are available for a wide variety of uses within the early childhood education and care sector, from professional development to resources within the centre. So there’s never been a better time than now to take advantage of the opportunity to stock up on educational tools which are also big in the fun department.
How Education on a Plate helps kids learn
Education on a Plate offers the perfect solution to the challenge of finding appropriately educational resources which also keep the kids entertained. Our colourful and engaging plates are educational and instructive in a variety of ways. They feature simple lessons for younger children, such as shapes, seasons and the alphabet. Older children can transition out of early years learning and into primary school with more difficult plates like telling the time, geographical maps and multiplication tables. And since these educational plates keep kids’ minds occupied during mealtimes, they’re more likely to be fresh and focused when it’s time to move on to other activities within the child care program. Research shows that engaging and interactive learning experiences achieve greater outcomes for our children. With quality early learning higher on the national agenda than it has ever been, there’s never been a better time to invest in some new tools to make kids’ learning experiences really fly.