Early Childhood educators professional development opportunity: MOVERS

Early childhood services are invited to participate in a series of free professional development sessions.

These sessions focus on children's physical activity, physical development and movement-play for two to five year-olds, based on the MOVERS program.

This opportunity is being offered as part of an evaluation research trial by Early Start, University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Department of Education and Training.

Sessions will be delivered over a six month period, which will include two full day and two half day sessions conducted either in 2020 or 2021. Because this is a trial, one group will asked to participate in workshops in mid-2020, while the other group will attend workshops in 2021.

The professional development will support an increased understanding of:

  • the key components of MOVERS
  • the relationship between brain development and physical activity
  • the importance of quality pedagogy in all five development domains in the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

To express your interest in participating in this trial, please complete this form.

For more information, contact Rachel Jones at the University of Wollongong on rachelj@uow.edu.au