Parents as Active Companions in Children’s Learning (PaAC)

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This professional learning will develop and deepen understandings of how we can build genuine partnerships with families of children birth to 4 years of age.

Participants will build their understandings of how to work alongside families in sharing perspectives of different aspects of their child’s development.

This professional learning is suitable for those working in Launching into Learning initiatives and Child and Family Centres.

This course is delivered across a two day spaced learning model and also includes the opportunity to access in school/centre coaching sessions to inquire into an aspect of practice.

Participants will develop their understanding of:

  • the value of building strong partnerships with families
  • the importance of positive relationships and well being
  • how the depth of ‘involvement’ can be an indicator of learning
  • how to build common understandings of ways to support language and literacy development
  • play schemas
  • ways to work alongside families.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

2 Day Program – 9.00am – 3.30pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Day 1 – Tuesday 13 October 2020

Day 2 – Tuesday 3 November 2020

North West – paranaple convention centre – Devonport

Day 1 – Thursday 15 October 2020

Day 2 – Thursday 5 November 2020