Early Childhood Education Conference

Samaritans Professional Support Program is hosting a Conference on “What is the link between Pedagogy & Practice: Why do we need a Pedagogy?”.  The Conference will give an insight into 21st century practice in early childhood education.


red rubyKeynote Speaker, Red Ruby Scarlet will explore creative, imaginative and inclusive practices.

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is an artist, early childhood teacher, academic and activist. She has been working in early childhood for over 25 years and is devoted to creative, imaginative, inclusive practices. She has developed curriculum and learning frameworks nationally and internationally. She has published widely foregrounding the stories of the numerous ’teacher-research’ and ‘research with children’ projects she has lead and contributed to across the world. Arts practice is central to how she undertakes her approach to early childhood professional development and research. She is currently the Creative Director of MultiVerse – a professional development organisation committed to arts, inclusive pedagogies and curriculum and resourcing. Red plays a leadership role in the Social Justice In Early Childhood group and she currently editing the 3rd Edition of The Anti-Bias in Early Childhood Approach.


val tillettGuest Presenter, Val Tillett M.Ed. B.Ed. is an Early Childhood professional with more than 20 years experience in the sector.

She has recently completed a thesis for the Master of Education exploring Early Childhood Educator’s understandings of ‘belonging’ and the Early Years Learning Framework. Val also works as an early childhood educational consultant and in research for Charles Sturt University. Additionally, she is about to commence her doctorate continuing to focus on early childhood theory and practice.


The cost of the Conference includes morning tea and lunch:

Early Bird Special –  $195 (book and pay before July 8)

Standard Price – $250

Date: Wednesday 3rd August

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: Sala’s Function Centre Warners Bay

To register click here.

Click here to view the event flyer for more information.