The Early Years in Education Society (EYES) began in 1984 and represents Early Childhood Educators and allied providers working across all sectors – Department of Education WA (DoE), Catholic Education WA (CEWA), Association of Independent School WA (AISWA), pre-service teachers, tertiary institutions and Early Childhood Education & Care providers.

The EYES Executive and Committee are Early Childhood educators who are elected to their positions at the annual AGM. These roles are voluntary and we thank those who accept positions for their commitment and advocacy for their colleagues and ECE in WA.

Objectives and Purpose of the Early Years in Education Society

  • To represent and advocate for teachers, education assistants, early childhood educators, school leaders, students and parents on Pre-K – year 3 educational settings in Western Australia.
  • To be a cross-sector – Department of Education (DoE), Catholic Education WA (CEWA), Association of Independent Schools WA (AISWA) and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) – advocate and representative for Early Childhood Educators providing Pre-K – year 3 programs in schools and early childhood education and care settings.
  • To promote and support developmentally appropriate pedagogy and practice in Pre-K – year 3 education and care programs in Western Australia. The Society promotes balanced curricula and programs which emphasise play-based learning as a core element of early childhood programs.

The Society acknowledges relevant Australian and Western Australian endorsed early years pedagogical and curricula documents and policies including but not limited to:

  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF);
  • National Quality Standards (NQS);
  • Schools Curriculum Authority of WA (SCSA);
  • Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines (KCG); and
  • SCSA Western Australian Curriculum Foundation – Year 3.
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