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ACECQA’s “National Excellence” Tour

Last week, ACECQA announced that they would be touring the country and holding “family roundtables”, beginning in South Australia.

Ms [Rachel] Hunter [ACECQA Board Chair] said it was also important to include families in the quality improvement journey.

“We will be holding family roundtables in cities and towns to talk to families about the NQF reforms and what they mean for them and their children,” she said.

“This is a new concept for ACECQA and will involve families sharing with us how they want to be informed and engaged in quality education and care.”

ACECQA today released a 13-part video series about the NQF to help families better understand the reforms. The videos are available on Youtube and the ACECQA website.

I cannot help but think that this kind of tour, particularly the focus on families, might have been far more worthwhile in 2011 and 2012.

Getting families on board with the quality reforms should have been a foundational focus.

By Liam McNicholas

I am an experienced early childhood teacher, writer and advocate. As well as managing community not-for-profit early childhood operations in a variety of roles, I have advocated for children's human rights; the need for investment in early childhood education; and for professional recognition and wages for those working in early childhood education and care.

I am available to be commissioned for freelance writing, editing, event speaking and consulting work.

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