Children’s Week Professional Learning

Each year as part of Children’s Week, Meerilinga creates innovative professional learning content for early childhood professionals. These free, accessible education resources are developed in order to support WA’s wonderful professional early learning community. (If you’re a parent, feel free to listen in too!)

As leaders in the early childhood space, Meerilinga collaborates with highly renowned experts to deliver valuable, relevant content for early childhood educators. Our aim is to elevate the wellbeing of children in our community by equipping educators and carers from all backgrounds with tools for promoting healthy, positive childhoods.

In previous years, we have run popular in-person events and webinars (see 2020’s webinar on The Power of Participation below!). In 2021, we are excited to be hosting a three-part Children’s Week special podcast series as part of Meerilinga’s Positive Childhoods podcast. Watch this space for details!

2020 Children’s Week WA Webinar: The Power of Participation

Presented by University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Dee O’Connor, convened by Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation with the support of the WA Government Department of Education and Lotterywest.

2020 Children’s Week Q&A: The Power of Participation

With guest panellists: Associate Professor Dee O’Connor, Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit, Consultant for Universal Access Amie Fabry and Advisor of Education Integration Caroline Heeris.


Are you an early childhood professional with a suggestion for a topic you would like covered in the Children’s Week professional learning content for 2021? We’d love to hear from you! Click here to contact us.