Autism Queensland is a community based organisation dedicated to creating a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people living with ASD.

Early Years Connect

Free professional development for educators

Early Years Connect provides information, advice and connections to help early childhood education and care educators in Queensland to support children with complex additional needs. When we work together—educators, children, families and other professionals—we can provide children with the best start in life.

Early Years Connect is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and developed in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia, the Crèche and Kindergarten Association and Autism Queensland.

The Early Years Connect website online resources include:

Online learning
Early Years Connect modules - flexible online courses on a range of topics, including inclusion, governance, disability support, and transdisciplinary practice.  These modules contain text, video, activities and assessments to help you learn more about inclusion. What’s more, the modules are free and accessible, and may be used to attain units of competency and accreditation.

Early Years Connect webinar series
Connect with experts and colleagues around Queensland, live from your own computer. Register for the live webinar sessions, where you can pose questions to our presenters and contribute to conversations with your colleagues, or watch a recorded webinar, available 24/7.

Early Years Connect Information Sheets
The Early Years Connect information sheets provide quick access to key facts and advice about inclusion, disability support, legislation and working with families and other professionals. They are suitable for educators, service supervisors and management. The information sheets also include information on transdisciplinary practice and leading change.

Set your inclusion goals with the eJournal
By using the eJournal on the Early Years Connect website, you can input up to three goals you have for supporting the inclusion of children with disability and complex additional needs. Your eJournal will help you to make notes and record your ideas as you use the Early Years Connect resources. 

For more information:
www.earlyyearsconnect.com.au.