ECA Community of Practice – Literacy and Language in Early Childhood

$1,091.13$982.02 Member Price

In this Community of Practice, you will reflect on and identify the practical ways literacy and language can be woven into everyday moments and rich environments. As children come to ECEC settings with a range of experiences—some may know and speak multiple languages—it is important educators understand the process and can support young children in learning language.

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What a Community of Practice includes
Each Community of Practice contains carefully curated professional learning resources to support and expand your knowledge base on the chosen topic area. Your engagement with the learning materials will foster deeper thinking and facilitate conversation about pedagogy and practice. Choosing to be part of a Community of Practice will take your learning experience to the next level.

Elements of Communities of Practice include:

·         professional learning materials

·         online learning modules/webcasts

·         ECA publications

·         live events

·         an action research project

·         online forums through the ECA Learning Hub online portal.

Online courses and publications
You will have access to the following ECA Learning Hub courses and ECA publications within this Community of Practice.

Online courses:

  • ECA Learning Hub module: Supporting language development in the early years
  • ECA Learning Hub webcast: Supporting bilingualism during early childhood
  • ECA Learning Hub module: Walking with children on their journey to literacy: Practitioner perspectives


  • Supporting literacy in the early years by Jenni Connor and Christine Topfer (from the ECA Research in Practice Series)
  • Learning to read by Dr Jane Torr (from the ECA Everyday Learning Series)


10 weeks

Orientation week: Monday 29 August – Friday 2 September 2022

Facilitated Community of Practice: Monday 5 September – Friday 28 October 2022

Moderation time:  Monday 31 October – Friday 11 November 2022

Live event dates:

  • Tuesday 6 September, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Tuesday 20 September, 4.30 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 4 October, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Tuesday 25 October, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Additional information

Course Duration

10 Weeks

Links to the National Quality Standard


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers