Partnership with Families Professional Learning Bundle

These learning materials help educators build knowledge and practice around partnerships with families, supporting children's inclusion, learning, and development.

Program details

  • Priority area: Access and inclusion
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals), online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 4 – Emerging research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains: Social competence - responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Low (<$200 per person/item)

Program description

The Partnerships with Families Professional Learning Bundle explores the importance of partnerships with families and how these underpin inclusion, learning and development. The Bundle is a collection of professional learning materials including online learning modules and Early Childhood Australia printed publications to support educators in building knowledge and contemporary practices around partnerships with families in the early years. The Bundle is designed as a blended, flexible and self-paced professional learning package that can be utilised by individuals or teams.

The Bundle includes:

  • Partnerships with families (online learning module)
  • Partnerships with families for inclusive practice (online learning module)
  • Families: Where learning begins (Early Childhood Australia publication)
  • Supporting the wellbeing of parents and carers (Early Childhood Australia publication)
  • Working in partnership with families facing adversity (Early Childhood Australia publication).

The Bundle, explores a range of topics including:

  • what is desirable in relationships between educators and families and how each partnership is unique,
  • why children’s wellbeing is the focus of the relationship,
  • how partnerships with families and caregivers underpin young children’s inclusion, learning and development,
  • how different service types approach partnerships with families,
  • how educators and parents can recognise and work with differences, especially those related to knowledge and expertise, and
  • implement practical strategies for supporting the development of positive relationships.

Detailed cost

Partnerships with Families Professional Learning Full Bundle (discounted): $126.77 (including GST) and including postage

Additional Bundle components can be purchased separately:

  • Partnerships with families (online learning module): $45 (including GST)
  • Partnerships with families for inclusive practice (online learning module): $45 (including GST)
  • Families: Where learning begins (Early Childhood Australia publication): $16.95 (including GST, excluding postage)
  • Supporting the wellbeing of parents and carers (Early Childhood Australia publication): $16.95 (including GST, excluding postage)
  • Working in partnership with families facing adversity (Early Childhood Australia publication): $16.95 (including GST, excluding postage).

Plus postage costs (on additional individual hard copy publications).

Implementation considerations

  • Target Population: educators.
  • Program adaptability: the Bundle can be extended and scaled up depending on the size of the early childhood service, the number of educators or how the service intends to use the Bundle.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Tools and systems: Services will need access to a PC with reliable internet access to access the online learning modules. Supported operating systems include Windows and Mac OSX. Javascript and PDF Viewer are also required to access the online learning modules and print the certificate.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Partnerships with Families
  • Respectful Relationships and Responsive Engagement

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Not applicable.

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