Professional Development Workshops

To ensure a consistent and holistic approach to early childhood development, RLA has consulted with the National Education Council to develop Professional Development workshops for staff working in early childhood.


The BFEL workshop is delivered in 3 modules and covers the following topics:

Principles That Underpin Effective Practice
Focus on 11 Child Development Statements developed by the Education Council (formally SCSEEC) and how to incorporate these into programmed activities and share them with families at your centre or library.

Practices That Promote Children’s Learning
Includes information about behaviour management, early literacy skills, culturally inclusive programs and planning story time sessions for young children that draw upon learning outcomes from the National Early Years Learning Framework.

Story Time Resources and Handouts
A look at practical resources developed by The Little Big Book Club that are available for practitioners to use in early years settings.



Our newest workshop, ECIP is delivered in a 1 day format and examines the challenges and barriers some of the children and families in our communities experience.The three topics covered in the workshop include

Culturally Diverse
How we can support young children with limited English language skills, to be a part of our sessions and build their confidence, vocabulary and social skills

Children with Additional Needs
How we can be more welcoming for children who have special needs (eg, Deafness, Autism, etc) and provide fun and engaging opportunities to learn

Community Outreach
Some families have no interest in coming to our service, programs or the library – how do we reach these children/families and provide resources and services that truly engage them?

To register your interest and find out more about workshop availability in your state or territory, please contact:

Belinda Spry - Director, Training and Outreach 
E: belinda [dot] spry [at] raisingliteracy [dot] org [dot] au

Workshop Appraisal