Education

Practical, effective courses for educators in childcare, preschools and family day care

I’m an early childhood educator.

Why should I invest in professional development from STaR?

The key to effective, ongoing support for children with disabilities and other special learning needs in early childhood settings are you, the people who work with these children every day.

STaR Education courses aim to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to

  • assess children’s development and participation
  • design and implement plans that promote further development and meaningful participation
  • work in partnership with parents of children with disabilities and with other professionals involved with the family

What can I expect?

Face-to-face, interactive sessions delivered by our presenters who are highly qualified in their field and experienced in early childhood education. They enjoy sharing their expertise so that you can make immediate use of your new learning.

Our professional development courses:

  • are approved by the NSW Education Standards of Authority (NESA)
  • cover a range of essential topics in early childhood intervention

They focus on the ‘what, why and how’ and are suitable for educators in childcare, preschools and family day care. Early childhood teachers in NSW who are maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation can claim the relevant number of hours of NESA registered professional development addressing specified Australian Professional Teaching Standards.

See our courses for 2018:

  • Special Education PD for Educators

  • Transition to school for children with additional needs in early childhood settings

    Two sessions of 3 hours each
    This 2-session course provides early childhood educators with the research-based knowledge and skills needed to provide a successful transition to school for children with disabilities. You will learn about the range of school options for children with disabilities and practical strategies for supporting the children, their families and the receiving schools to be as well prepared as possible for this important milestone.
    From $550.00
  • Working with children with challenging behaviour - Creating a positive behaviour plan

    Two sessions of 3 hours each
    This 2-session course provides a framework for managing challenging behaviour in early childhood settings and research based strategies for supporting any child’s behaviour, including children with disabilities. You will assess and analyse a child’s behaviour to understand the function of that behaviour and use this knowledge in the second session to develop an individual behaviour support plan, including practical strategies to increase the child’s positive behaviour.
    From $550.00
  • Gifted PD for Educators

  • Gifted Young Children- Understanding and responding to their social and emotional issues

    One session of 3 hours
    A child who is advanced intellectually won’t necessarily show competence in emotional regulation or getting along with other children. This course provides evidence-based knowledge about how the intellectual, social and emotional characteristics of gifted children differ from those of their typically developing peers and practical strategies for experiences and interactions you can implement to engage and support gifted children in your program.
    From $300.00

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Funding

The STaR Association receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and the NSW Department of Education

Collaboration

We are in partnership with Macquarie University

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

  • MonSTaR Foundation
  • Australian Stock Brokers Foundation
  • MadDog Graphics
  • Gilbert Tobin
  • TecWare
  • The Internet Bloke