Reimagining the Early Years Panel Discussion

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2023 Reimagining the Early Years Panel Discussion & Masterclass

A journey to create a shared vision of prioritising a child’s early years across the country.

Held at Telethon Speech & Hearing last 16 March 2023, the expert panel discussion and masterclasses brought together national and international early years experts, State & Federal Government, key stakeholders, and many distinguished guests, to engage in critical conversations and deep thinking on reimagining early years systems.

The Masterclass is designed for all Early Years Sector professionals including allied health, educators, school leaders, academics, researchers, and all supporting children and their families, this event will include an expert panel discussion along with a series of masterclasses focused on supporting children’s wellbeing and development.

Join us next time. More details coming soon!

Our Panel Members

The Australian Government developed an Early Years Strategy to shape its vision for the future of Australia’s children and their families.In 2023, government held a Summit in Canberra with early years advocates from across the country. During the panel discussion, our panel member experts shared their own thoughts, reflections, advocacy positions, and more whilst also addressing delegates’ burning questions.

Our Exceptional Keynote Speakers

With 2 exceptional keynotes, the masterclass immersed delegates in rich learning opportunities that inspired, informed and challenged their thinking, all while developing new practical strategies to add to their professional toolkit.
  • Prof Andrew Whitehouse

    “Harnessing the power of the early years to support neurodiversity”
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  • Angus Gorrie

    “Connection Between Space, Flow, & Children’s Wellbeing”
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Our Concurrent Presenters

Topics included a focus on creative therapies, trauma informed practices, therapeutic relationships, cutting edge research, and the connection between space, flow, and children’s wellbeing.
  • Themia Litas & Leanne Crawford

    Representing Autism WA, Themia and Leanne talked about “Integrating Goals for children with Autism into the Early Years Learning Framework”
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  • Amanda Flynn & Anna Crooks

    Representing Theraplay, Amanda and Anna talked about “Playful, creative and non-verbal approaches to working with children and teens with neurodiversity, trauma and/or mental health concerns”
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  • Rhean Bates

    Representing GROW Therapy, Rhean talked about “The therapeutic relationship transforming trauma behaviour & enabling children to thrive”
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Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you have a question about the Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2025? Want to get involved? We would like to hear from you!