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The Heart of Learning – Inquiry in the Every Day

In early childhood settings and schools, educators, teachers, and leaders have a profound responsibility to cultivate a culture of play and inquiry that builds upon children’s dispositions to question and research while introducing them to processes they will build on throughout their lives as young citizens.

Kirsty Liljegren, a nationally acclaimed early years educator/consultant is the keynote speaker. Hands on workshops will follow with outstanding early years educators and specialists.

Kirsty’s workshop: Listening with Materials- an insight into the learning process.  To register please click here

Making Marks – A Celebration of Children’s Art Travelling Exhibition

East Coast Art Trail

The B4 Making Marks exhibition is going to the East Coast from 16 December 2020 to 8 March 2021! The exhibition celebrates the art of very young Tasmanian children, birth – 4 years, showcasing their ideas through their mark making.

The East Coast is doing the exhibition a little differently creating a trail through three towns with the exhibition to be displayed over 5 locations.

To find out when and where to see the exhibition: East Coast Art Trail Flyer (PDF, 1.1MB)

B4 Making Marks is presented by the B4 Early Years Coalition and partners.

For more information and resources see Making Marks

Artist: Arlo Highton - Squiggles car in the woods
Artist: Arlo Highton – Squiggles car in the woods

B4 Early Years Community Storyteller Grants

Congratulations to the following recipients who have been successful in their B4 Community Storyteller grant application: Burnie Community House, Door of Hope Christian Church, Early Support for Parents, Friends of Zafira, Goodstart Blackmans Bay, Hub4Health, Kingborough Council, Lady Gowrie, Mission Australia, Poss M’Agic, and Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre. We look forward to sharing their progress and stories over the next year.

Making Marks: The Development of Children’s Drawing

Great new B4 Resource – Making Marks: The Development of Children’s Drawing (PDF, 1.3MB)

Making Marks: The Development of Children's DrawingEver wondered how children learn to draw from their first explorations with crayons and pencils to representing their world around them and sharing what’s important to them? This resource provides a journey of discovery to learn more about children’s art drawing on the research it will take you through each stage of development and we hope inspire you to support children’s artistic explorations, always.


A new report from The Front Project

Explores children and their families’ experiences of Covid-19 looks at how disadvantage has changed as a result of the pandemic and recession. It shows that more families are at risk of facing disadvantage than ever before, and existing disadvantage is becoming worse. Please click here to read this report.

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