Professional development workshops


It is important that the overall quality of childcare is maintained and we continue to help educators build on their experience and knowledge. To achieve this, four professional development sessions each year which will include subject matter experts presenting on course topics chosen by the childcare industry, based on the needs of educators. These sessions will foster collaborative learning, and be made local, available and accessible.

Do I qualify?

To qualify to attend a professional development session, the participant must:

    • Be an existing educator working in the long day care or family day care sectors in Gladstone.
    • Be studying Children’s Services ( Certificate III, Diploma or B.Ed (Early Childhood) ) at CQU


Saturday 7 March Dr Michael Nagel "The Developing Brain, Technology & Gender" Why children do what they do!
Saturday 30 May Professor Joseph Starling  'The Abecedarian Approach' - a ground breaking approach to improving outcomes in early childhood development
Saturday 15 August "The place of Outdoors" - with Janet Robertson of the Mia Mia Study & Childcare Centre at Macquarie University
Saturday 17 October Robyn Moore - Re-ignite your passion for early childhood; Re-engage your peers to create positive environments for little people and be inspired by an early childhood educator that reminds you of the power you have, to change lives. 

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