Our first Gathering for 2018 was held at Minimbah during first term.
Our second term Gathering was at Erica Preschool on 19 May.
In third term, we visit Ellie V Pullin in Ringwood on August 18.
We will also be holding one in Sydney in September.
In fourth term we plan to visit programs in Geelong and Northcote.
Join our mailing list to be invited to future Gatherings.
If you are interested in hosting a gathering please email the ecolearningnetwork @ our gmail address.
About our Gatherings
The Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network holds Gatherings where outdoor programs host visitors to their learning sites.
Gatherings are open to all, but are chiefly directed at practitioners who want to see the site, hear about how the program works in that space, and hear from other practitioners about the practicalities and pedagogy of teaching in these settings.
Gatherings are held on Saturdays so as not to disrupt programs. We understand that people would love to see programs in operation, however it is too intrusive for the children and educators.
Gatherings have been held at a range of services. See here.
For notification of future Gatherings, join the the ECOLN mailing list.
The Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network kicked off our annual Conferences for outdoor learning practitioners in 2016.
Conferences are kept small to promote networking, and affordable for educators who have to pay their own way. Programs intentionally go beyond the classroom to build the stores of knowledge we have to draw on when working with children.
Click on links below for information about our past Conferences. Watch this space for information about our plans for 2019.
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