About EYES

The Early Years in Education Society seeks to emphasise the importance and value of the early years of schooling by:

  • Promoting the importance of early childhood philosophy and ethos;
  • Supporting sound K-3 philosophy in order to promote appropriate practice;
  • Providing professional leadership in early childhood education;
  • Providing support networks;
  • Providing an avenue for professional discussion of current issues in early childhood education;
  • Becoming an advocate for quality early childhood principles and practice;
  • Participating actively in other developments and organisations that impact on early childhood education;
  • Providing workshops, public seminars, conferences, guest speakers, panels and forums for all interested personnel.


The society recognises that education is a life long process. It is acknowledged that children in the 3-8 years age group experience a distinct period of growth and development that has particular implications for Early Childhood philosophy and practice.

Early Childhood education is developmental and provides for the child’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and cultural development.

Planning of each child’s education is based on informed and purposeful observation, appropriate curriculum and outcomes achieved in partnership with all stakeholders.


To be leaders in advocating “best practice” for the early years in education for children, teachers and policy formation.

Mission Statement

The Early Years in Education Society has the belief that education, based on sound Early Childhood pedagogy, equips young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to take advantage of opportunity and to face the challenges of this era with confidence.

The society is focused on supporting and empowering early childhood educators to provide environments and curriculum, which align to this belief.

University Awards

Each year EYES offers an award to each of the Universities in Western Australia to be presented to a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) graduate who demonstrates excellence in teaching.  This award recognises and celebrates the achievement of pre-service teachers during their university studies and school teaching practicum experiences.

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