Why Early Childhood Professional Development is critical?

Complex and continual professional development of ECE teachers is a key requirement of the productive integration of ICT into early childhood learning activities. If the foundation to effective ICT capability is to be achieved, then ECE teachers need to be supported so that they have well-developed understandings of the role and potential of ICT for supporting young children’s learning, as well as practical skills in knowing how to make the best use of the technology.

Choose your Educational Path

We cater to 2 educational paths as recommended by UNESCO.

How professional development relates to the EYLF principles?

The EYLF is the recognised learning framework under the NQF. It provides the foundation for ensuring all children aged 0-5 years receive quality teaching and learning outcomes. EYLF principles encourage Educators to participate in professional development. In accordance with the 'Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies'  this online PD for early childhood educators and carers shares the same views and principles in its content and delivery practice.


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ICT Competency for ECE Teachers

The format and contents of the online PD for early childhood educators and carers is based on the structure of the PD programme for ECE that UNESCO developed and implemented. Its content is structured into three educational paths which UNESCO consider to constitute three components of the initial ICT competency for early childhood teachers.

  1. Discovering ICT
  2. Learning with ICT
  3. Integrating ICT

Bonus #1 Science and Technology in Early Childhood Education

Value: $10

Within this bundle you will find the following online PD for early childhood educators.

What professional development means for early childhood pedagogy?

This professional development has the objective to extend teacher's professional development and to advance their skills in pedagogy, collaboration, leadership and innovative school development using ICT. With new technologies comes the need for new roles for teachers, and new pedagogies.

Bonus #2 Effective Technology Observation Strategies

Value: $10

Bonus #3 Teaching Strategies in ECE

Value: $10

Bonus #4 Safety Concerns and Issues

Value: $10

Meet your Instructor

Director/Course Facilitator

Michael Hilkemeijer

As a teacher for over 15 years, Michael has taught and learned about the effective use of technology in education through his teaching practices and studies. He has a Masters in Education (ICTE) that focuses on effective instructional design and for over the past 8 years he has studied literature and case studies on the art of successful technology integration in education - the development of ICT capability. Through this process, he has written many articles, both online and in national magazines on the best practices for teachers in early childhood and primary education to develop ICT capability. One of which is the continual support of teachers in their professional learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will I be charged for access to all of these courses?

    When you sign up, you will get immediate access to all training. Unless you cancel your subscription, you will then be automatically charged $50 (USD) per month. Your nominated payment method will be automatically deducted from once a month. You can cancel your subscription at any time from within your learning dashboard, but as soon as you cancel, you immediately cease to have access to all of your training.

  • Can I cancel my membership?

    Yes. You can cancel your membership yourself at ANY time from inside your own dashboard with no questions asked.

  • How do I access my training?

    The first time you click to purchase your Early Childhood teacher and carer Academy membership, you will need to sign up and create your own login details. As soon as you have paid your first $50 you will have full access. You will need to log in with your own log in details each time you access your training. It is recommended that you save the academy to your favourites so that it is easy to find next time.

  • Do I get access to all of the training immediately, or is it drip-released?

    Yes, you do. All training is released at once.

  • Do I have to become a member to access your training?

    No. You can purchase the online courses individually for a one-off fee.

  • Will my monthly membership fee increase?

    Not if you stay a member. Although the membership price does increase every year to reflect the huge additions of courses to the member's area, all existing members maintain their access at the same price FOR LIFE (as long as you don't cancel), and the price increases will only apply to new subscribers. If you cancel, you are then considered a 'new' member again and if the price has increased, your monthly membership fee would reflect the most up to date pricing. If you do not cancel, your monthly membership fee will be honoured for as long as you maintain the payments and include all future upgrades at no extra costs.

  • Will I get new courses and content?

    Yes. All members will have new courses and content automatically added to their member dashboard at no extra cost to their monthly subscription. New courses are not released monthly, however.

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Bonus #5 Practice Inclusion with ICT in ECE

Value: $20

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Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies

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Bonus #6 Assessment for Learning in ECE

Value: $20

Bonus #7 ICT Tools in Early Childhood Education

Value: $10

Bonus #8 ICT Tools for Literacy and Language Development

Value: $10

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Join individual online PD for early childhood educators

List of online PD within this bundle.

  • $185.00

    $185.00Harness Technology in Early Childhood Education Online Course

    You will learn how to make sound instructional decisions and employ methods of observation and assessment when integrating technology in early learning activities.
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  • $38.00 / month with 10 day free trial

    $38.00 / month with 10 day free trialYear 1 Literacy with ICT Instructional Course

    You will learn to successfully teach literacy with ICT in the English learning area by making sound instructional decisions and assessing the capabilities of children.
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  • $25.00 / month with 10 day free trial

    $25.00 / month with 10 day free trialEarly Childhood Literacy Development with ICT Instructional Course

    You will learn to successfully teach literacy with ICT in the English learning area by making sound instructional decisions and assessing the capabilities of children.
    Join this course now
  • $38.00 / month with 10 day free trial

    $38.00 / month with 10 day free trial Year 2 Literacy with ICT Instructional Course

    You will learn to successfully teach literacy with ICT in the English learning area by making sound instructional decisions and assessing the capabilities of children.
    Join this course now
  • $25.00

    $25.00Nurturing Creativity in Early Childhood Education with Technology (Graphics Programs)

    You will learn how to promote creativity in early learning activities by integrating technology and employing intentional teaching strategies.
    Join this small course now
  • $9.00

    $9.00Technology Teaching Approaches in ECE

    You will learn to employ intentional teaching strategies in early childhood learning activities when integrating technology in your early learning activities today.
    Join this small course now
  • $9.00

    $9.00Technology Observation in Early Childhood

    You will learn to embed methods of observation and assessment when integrating technology in your early learning curriculum and in digital play.
    Join this small course now