Choices Family Day Care wins top award for Queensland
CHOICES Family Day Care from Ipswich proudly represented family day care as we received the award for Queensland Winner of the 2015 Excellence in FDC Awards at the FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference from 21 - 24 October at Luna Park Sydney.
The conference was the perfect platform for educators from across all areas of the sector, to come together and explore the ways we can work collaboratively to shape the future of the children we educate and the future of the sector.
Key note speaker - Matt demonstrated a strong understanding of family day care and the needs and the environment that early childhood educators operate within.
Matt spoke candidly about the changing developmental needs of children and how technology and social progress is changing how they see the world. His talk was insightful and full of well-articulated appraisals of and practical tools for personal development and growth.
Both Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training and the Hon Kate Ellis MP, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood, delivered passionate addresses, outlining their individual plans and policies for the sector.
Minister Birmingham: spoke about his appreciation of the difficulty parents had in finding affordable, suitable and flexible care for their children, and the considerable investment his government will make into Early Childhood Education and Care.
Shadow Minister Kaye Ellis: Spoke about her concerns around funding cuts to the sector and demonstrated her knowledge and support for the sector.
It was a great opportunity for delegates to be able to hear first-hand what the Government and opposition have envisioned for the sector in the future. Kate Ceberano: serenaded delegates as the second day comes to a close.
With the voice of an angel, Kate Ceberano gave a wonderful performance to close the day. Kate also shared some amazing stories about her life experiences which left many delegates inspired and engaged ready for the final day of the FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference
The final day of the FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference certainly lived up to the theme of Change, Challenge and Innovation. The morning's guest speakers Tim and Judy Sharp showed us how challenges can be overcome to create the most amazing opportunities.
So inspired were the delegates of their powerful presentation, Judy's unwavering love and commitment and Tim's inspirational achievements that they gave the mother and son duo a standing ovation.
The finale of the day was receiving our 'Award' for state winner! Annette Steley
Photo shows coordinators Wendy, Annette, Miranda, Kylie, Sue, Tahlia, Michele and Educator Christine.