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Early Childhood Professional Development Courses

Essential Resources believes in learning.

Our online professional development early childhood courses are specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector and for parents/carers and families. They focus on building and refreshing existing knowledge and skills and improving pedagogical practice.

We have over 20 years of experience publishing resources for the early childhood and care sector in Australia. We work alongside highly-experienced education professionals to create material that helps maximise children’s potential and gives educators the tools and strategies they need to make a difference.

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Essential Resources believes in learning.

Our online professional development early childhood courses are specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector and for parents/carers and families. They focus on building and refreshing existing knowledge and skills and improving pedagogical practice.

We have over 20 years of experience publishing resources for the early childhood and care sector in Australia. We work alongside highly-experienced education professionals to create material that helps maximise children’s potential and gives educators the tools and strategies they need to make a difference.

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The online modules provide a wealth of info in a clear presentation that is easy to watch and be responsive to. They will fit perfectly into our hoped goals for staff under the SRF for this year.

Glenys Jackson, Education Manager, NERPSA

Available Early Childhood Training

Foundations of language and literacy

The Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy in the EYLF

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Focuses on six topics
  • Learning is reinforced with photographs, links, videos and reflective questions
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by five related books
  • Priced from $550 plus GST
Cultural Social inclusion course

Cultural and Social Inclusion in the EYLF

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $550 plus GST
Building social and emotional skills course

Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing in the EYLF

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $550 plus GST
Foundations of language and literacy

The Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy in the VEYLDF

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Focuses on six topics
  • Learning is reinforced with photographs, links, videos and reflective questions
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by five related books
  • Priced from $550 plus GST
Cultural Social inclusion course

Cultural and Social Inclusion in the VEYLDF Course

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $550 plus GST
Building social and emotional skills course

Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing in the VEYLDF

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $550 plus GST

Victoria School Readiness Funding

Essential Resources has been added to the School Readiness Funding Menu of Evidence-Informed Programs and Supports through DET. Our online professional development courses focus on the three priority areas for the funding:

  • Communication (language development)
  • Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Access and Inclusion

Kindy Uplift Program Funding

For more information on how to use your kindergarten funding, please refer to the Kindy Uplift decision-making guide on the Kindy Uplift Program Pilot website. Or, if you’d like to learn more about how we can support your service, please get in contact.

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Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy in the EYLF

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Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy