Family day care australia international conference

18 - 21 July 2012, brisbane convention centre

Children the heart of the Dream

Provisional Program

This program is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. The session and function times may change in the final program. Please check this page regularly.

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Wednesday 18th July
0830-1430 Study Tour
Participants to meet coaches at the Main Entrance of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets
Host: Grace MacDonald. Bookings essential!
1500-1800 Registration Open
1800-1930 Welcome Reception
Exhibition Area, Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention Centre
Thursday 19th July - CELEBRATING CHILDREN
0730 Registration Open
0830-0945

Opening Session: Conference Facilitators Cathy Mauk & Jan Stratford
Conference Opening:The Honourable Kate Ellis, Minister for Employment Participation, Early Childhood and Child Care, Member for Adelaide
Welcome to Country: Songwoman Maroochy, of the Turrbal People
Principal Sponsor Address: Angela Gibson, Educational Experience

0945-1045 Keynote Speaker
A different kind of wealth
Geraldine Cox
1045-1115 Morning Tea
1115-1135 Let's celebrate children in the early years learning framework!
Dr Anne Kennedy
1130-1200 Celebrating childrens voices - listening for learning
Catharine Hydon
1200-1230 Panel Session
Dr Anne Kennedy, Catharine Hydon, Geraldine Cox
1230-1330 Lunch
Thursday Concurrent Sessions 1
Plaza Terrace Plaza 1
Plaza 2 Plaza 3 Plaza 4 Plaza 5 Mezzanine 1 Mezzanine 2 Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1330-1500

'Transforming Difficult Children: How you can change the lives of challenging and ADHD children and consistently create experiences of achievement and success.'
Keith Miller

'But you must teach my child to read and write....'
Amanda McIntosh

 

Ourselves in their shoes -- Empathy in practice
Anne Stonehouse

Infants' lives in child care
Tina Stratigos

Natural environments: Intentions indoors and outdoors
Lisa Sonter

"Who sank the boat?" Bringing picture books alive
Gwen Rayner, Lisa Hingst

Celebrating children's voices - listening in action
Catharine Hydon

The child in the EYLF: What does this look like in Family Day Care practice and why is it important?
Anne Kennedy


Creative and sustainable learning spaces in the home environment
Jan Birch

Children our future: Essential child protection and the National Quality Framework
Tracey Jackson, Michael Pecic

1500-1530 Afternoon Tea
Thursday Concurrent Sessions 2
Plaza Terrace Plaza 1
Plaza 2
Plaza 3
Plaza 4
Plaza 5
Mezzanine 1
Mezzanine 2
Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1530-1700

Unlocking the magic of Learning through music and movement!
Anthony Richardson

 

'What did you do today dear little child of mine' ... with apologies to Tom Paxton
Amanda McIntosh

Shining a light on children's learning - Birth to three
Carmel Phillips, Anne Stonehouse, Michelle Pasic

Infants' lives in child care
Tina Stratigos

REPEATED

Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing: Development and feasibility of Thrive
Elise Davis

"Who sank the boat?" Bringing picture books alive
Gwen Rayner, Lisa Hingst

REPEATED

Noticing, hearing and seeing children's learning
Mary Yaxley

A practical approach to educational leadership
Deb Conway, Michelle Peina

 

Creative and sustainable learning spaces in the home environment
Jan Birch

REPEATED

Prevention of unintentional injuries
Susan Teerds

1700 Sessions close
1700-1800 Happy Hour
Exhibition Area, Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention Centre
Friday 20th July - CHALLENGING OUR PRACTICE
0800 Registration Open
0845-0900 Invited Guest Address
Ms Susan Ley, Federal Member for Farrer, Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood Learning
0900-1000 Keynote Speaker
Challenging Identity: Is it time to take the 'family' out of family day care?
Anne Stonehouse
1000-1030 Morning Tea
1030-1050 A vision for Family Day Care
Pamela Cahir
1050-1110 Reconsidering the 'Care' in Family Day Care
Penny Gordon
1110-1130 Using the neurobiological research to inform our practice
Margaret Sims
1130-1200 Panel Session
Anne Stonehouse, Pamela Cahir, Penny Gordon, Margaret Sims
1200-1300 Lunch
Friday Concurrent Sessions 1
Plaza Terrace Plaza 1 Plaza 2 Plaza 3 Plaza 4 Plaza 5 Mezzanine 1 Mezzanine 2 Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1300-1430

A rights focus in planning
Margaret Sims

10 tips for coaching adults
Joy Humbarger, Annette Farrell

Planning quality learning environments
Lorraine Walker

Children's participation within the City of Casey
Ann Gaunt

Implementing self review to improve practice
Carol Stovold

Social revolution and Family Day Care - An incomplete story
Penny Gordon

Personal philosophy - Understanding your beliefs
Sue Russo

Developing cultural competence with a Family Day Care setting
Linda Harnett

A nationally consistent approach to child protection training
Tracey Jackson

Belonging, being, becoming: one Family Day Care Schemes response to building professional practice
Liz Rouse, Lynette Thompson

1430-1500 Afternoon Tea
Friday Concurrent Sessions 2
Plaza Terrace Plaza 1 Plaza 2 Plaza 3 Plaza 4 Plaza 5 Mezzanine 1 Mezzanine 2 Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1500-1630

Therapeutic storytelling: Healing challenging behaviour through the medium of story
Susan Perrow

Why won't they change? How to effectively support adults in a strengths-based partnership
Joy Humbarger, Annette Farrell

Maintaining participatory leadership through a period of change
Jeannine Galea, Tracy Robinson

Abecedarian approach in Australia
Ann Gaunt



Implementing self review to improve practice
Carol Stovold

REPEATED

The lived experience- using reflective practice to capture the collective voices in your service
Kym Groth, Gina Crowe

The National Quality Framework assessment and rating
Rhonda Livingstone

 

Legal advice for educators: Avoiding trouble and what to do when it finds you
Mike Roberts, Vardanega Roberts

The first six months of ACECQA and the NQF
Karen Curtis

Concludes 1600

Belonging, being, becoming: one Family Day Care Schemes response to building professional practice
Liz Rouse

REPEATED

 
1630 Sessions close
1800 Outback Spectacular guests board coaches, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre main entrance (corner of Merivale and Glenelg St)
Saturday 21st July - CONNECTING WITH EACH OTHER
0800-0900 Registration
0845-0900 Housekeeping & Welcome
0900-1000 Keynote Speaker
Maximize the Potential in Children (Music will shape the dream)

Anthony Richardson
1000-1030 Morning Tea
Saturday Concurrent Sessions 1A & 1B
Plaza Terrace
Plaza 1
Plaza 2
Plaza 3
Plaza 4
Plaza 5
Mezzanine 1
Mezzanine 2
Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1030-1110

More empathy through relaxation wellbeing and health in child day care
Jutta Hinke-Ruhnau

Pedagogical leadership- educating, supporting or dictating?
Sarah Lloyd

Supporting children learning English as a second or additional language in the early years
Teresa Napolitano

'This is the work I do each day' - Obtaining your qualification through a recognition process
Rebecca Tidey

Keeping it all together - Running a successful business with time to spare
Ben Mueller

My time, our place - Engaging with school age children in family day care
Kylie Brannerly

The early years learning framework mentoring model
Kathy Eisentrager

An international perspective on regulated family day care systems: Learnings and future directions for research and practice
Elise Davis

Frameworks of cultural inclusion within the National Quality Standards
Karen Dawson-Sinclair

Making life easier with technology in early years learning
Neal Meharg

 

1115-1155

Quality development is a question of attitude. Continuous quality for child day care
Jutta Hinke-Ruhnau

The ripple effect
Helen Miles

Educator rights: A concept worth exploring
Michael Farrell

What makes a difference for educator mental wellbeing?
Lara Williamson

Partnership, participation, practice: training for early childhood educators in Aotearoa New Zealand
Sonja Rosewarne, Liz Everiss

Marketing & media for family day care
Andrew Paterson

Time amongst tall trees
Lenore Hamilton

1200-1300 Lunch- Exhibitor bump-out begins
IFDCO Annual General Meeting - Plaza Terrace
Saturday Concurrent Sessions 2
Plaza Terrace Plaza 1 Plaza 2 Plaza 3 Plaza 4 Plaza 5 Mezzanine 1 Mezzanine 2 Mezzanine 5/6

Mezzanine 7/8

1300-1430

Caroline Fewster withdrawn

'Transforming Difficult Children: How you can change the lives of challenging and ADHD children and consistently create experiences of achievement and success.'
Keith Miller

REPEATED

Challenging our practice - Using the business excellence philosophy to take us to a better place to ensure quality outcomes for children
Tracey Sweetman

Keeping your teams connected in changing and challenging times
Justine Uluibau

Playing a part - belonging, being and becoming in practice
Robyn Daff

Unlocking the magic of learning through music and movement!
Anthony Richardson

REPEATED

'Please don't go'
Juani Gomez, Fernanda Lena

The politics of home-based early childhood education and care in Aotearoa New Zealand
Penelope Janes, Carol Stovold

'What did you do today dear little child of mine' ... with apologies to Tom Paxton
Amanda McIntosh

REPEATED

Challenging cultural thinking Together for Humanity Team

Embedding indigenous perspectives
Sharon Lindh

1430-1450 Afternoon Tea, Plaza Foyer
1450-1550

WAKE UP to what really matters at work - and home!
How to change attitudes, behaviours and outcomes - in a heartbeat

Amanda Gore
1550-1620 Conference Wrap Up
Plaza Terrace
1620 Conference Close, dress for dinner
1900-late Gala Dinner "Dining with the Stars"
Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention Centre
Proudly supported by the Family Day Care Educators Association Queensland Inc