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ECA will receive Government funding to shine a spotlight on the best ways to provide greater child care flexibility through a national scoping project. Do you know of any services with flexible arrangements in place? What are some of the challenges? http://www.alp.org.au/cm7_200813

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A great article on early childhood inequality. "Early childhood education and care is one of the most sustainable pathways towards reducing the economic and social disparities between the rich and the poor." Have a read and let us know what you think.

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The Coalition have released details about their proposed Paid Parental Leave Scheme over the weekend. Under a Coalition Government, families will be entitled to six months wage replacement payments for mothers earning up to $150,000 per annum, including superannuation contributions. For full details, click below.

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Yesterday the Greens announced a Capital Grants Fund that would see $200 million rolled out over four years to community and not-for-profit early childhood services to increase the number of places available. To read more visit: http://sarah-hanson-young.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/greens’-scheme-gives-childcare-centres-chance-grow

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What a big weekend! National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day, the Federal Election was called for 7 September and the Child Care in Australia report was released: http://www.mychild.gov.au/documents/docs/Child_Care_In_Australia.pdf

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Early childhood education books and resources sale - last 48 hours!

 Click here to see titles like Everyday learning about being green and Everyday learning about managing angry feelings for only $5.00 - http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/catalogue.html

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is coming up on 4 August. The day is all about creating a space for people to come together and discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s rights - Right Here Right Now: Our Rights Matter! It is also a day for celebration and pride for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Please view and share the beautifully animated promotional video: The 4th of August is National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day 2013

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Do you know an inspiring early childhood educator? Nominate them for Australia's national teaching awards. Nominations close 31 July 2013. http://www.asg.com.au/neita
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