As a parent or guardian of a child attending an early childhood education service managed by ECKA, you automatically become a member of ECKA.
Participation in your children’s time at early childhood education: ECKA managed early childhood education services still maintain a committee or parent support group in which you may wish to be involved. There are opportunities to assist with Milk and Fruit, Working Bees, Fundraising, Excursion assistance, etc. All such activities can be undertaken without the added pressure of being the employer of the staff or responsible for the legislative compliance issues that face Committees that are not with an early years manager such as ECKA.
Professional Development Network: Your children will be taught by qualified Early Education staff who are additionally supported by two highly qualified mentoring staff and supported to attend professional conferences and training throughout the year.
Consultation & Communication: The ECKA utilises both this website and a Facebook page to share community news, kindergarten information and current events. Services utilise ‘StoryPark’ for direct communication with families currently enrolled in an ECKA program. ‘StoryPark’ is an online based software that allows educators to share children’s learning outcomes, photos, general notifications and information directly to parents via private messages.
Advice & Information: The staff in the ECKA office have many years of experience in early education – as teachers, administration and employment, committee members. They are available to assist with a range of issues from enquiries, complaints, compliments, or referral to other agencies.
To view further details of ECKA membership please follow the link to the; ECKA Constitution or request a copy from the ECKA Administration office.
Early childhood education services may wish to be managed by ECKA. If your kindergarten is considering the possibility of joining ECKA, please contact the ECKA CEO on (03) 5339 5055