By Eva Quinn-Walters, Early Childhood Educator at the Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre: FROEBEL Parkville) Whilst travelling through Europe this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting the FROEBEL Kindergarten Lützelsteiner Weg in Berlin. Theresia, the Director of the Centre (previously Assistant Director at FROEBEL Fitzroy North in Melbourne), was very welcoming, showing me… Continue reading Professional Exchange at ‘Kindergarten im Lützelsteiner Weg’
by Geraldine Zimmermann On May 3rd, I found myself on a plane heading to Germany, as I was given the opportunity to attend the biennial FROEBEL Leaders Congress. More than 250 centre directors, managing directors, members of the board and other FROEBEL partners and sector stakeholders participated in this event which was held at the… Continue reading 5 Days in Germany – Attending the Biennial FROEBEL Leaders Congress in Wolfsburg and FROEBEL Services in Cologne
By Joyce Lam Prior to attending Early Childhood Australia’s Live Wires Forum in Melbourne, I reflected on how I worked in promoting STEM experiences and activities at FROEBEL. I realised that whilst Science, Engineering and Mathematics were strongly presented through everyday experiences, Technology was not as actively implemented. I slowly began to realise why: I… Continue reading Reflections on technology as a meaningful tool for early learning
By Lucie Maucher When you’re planning to move overseas with children, one of the questions you’ll surely have is “How long will it take the children to learn the language?” Although my son Simon was born in Sydney, we moved to Switzerland just before his first birthday. While we were in Switzerland, Simon had hardly… Continue reading Simon’s Journey to Bilingualism
In May 2017, Kerri Smith (Centre Director at FROEBEL Fitzroy North) and I (Ivonne Yuliana, Centre Director at FROEBEL Alexandria) were given the opportunity to go to Berlin to gain a more in-depth understanding of FROEBEL as an organisation. After a comprehensive introduction day 1 at the FROEBEL Head Office at Berlin Alexanderplatz, we had… Continue reading Study Tour to Germany – A FROEBEL Scholarship for two of our Centre Directors in Australia
For the past year, since beginning in my role for FROEBEL Australia, I have been reflecting on what this question means to me. What does it mean for educators working in an Australian context in 2016? When I tell people that I work for ‘FROEBEL’ those with no knowledge of early childhood education ask me… Continue reading What does it mean to work with the philosophy of Friedrich Froebel?
Last week, the Early Childhood Australia National Conference was held in Darwin. The overriding theme of the conference was: “This is Childhood – Pedagogy and Practice in the Early Years”. From this theme there were four underlying themes and these were: Inspire, Imagine, Create and Discover. The ECA conference brings the Australian early childhood… Continue reading ‘Learnings’ from the ‘Top End’ – Bringing Back Inspiration from the ECA Conference in Darwin.