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.
Resources for early childhood education services: Your child/ren’s early childhood education service is additionally supported by a resource library operated by ECKA. It includes a variety of toys, puzzles, larger equipment – such as doll’s houses, sporting equipment, disability aids and a teacher book library.
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.
Eligibility to become an ECKA Board Member: You will be kept informed of the opportunity to nominate for a position on the Board of Management as vacancies arise. Sub-committees are also established from time to time and members may be invited to work on sub-committees in areas of interest to them.
Consultation & Communication: The ECKA website is the main communication tool for notices and information.
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