How has COVID-19 changed the early education sector so far?

The COVID-19 health emergency has changed so much of our society, and for the early education sector has overturned almost everything about how we operate. Over the last 6 weeks we have seen an increased focus on infection control and hygiene practices, the sector nearly collapse as enrolments dropped, educators and teachers start to think about how to work with children remotely, and the Government implement a completely new funding model over a single weekend. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In this episode, we’re taking a step back, and taking a breath. We’re going to reflect on what this intense period of change has meant, what’s stood out for us, and what we’ve learned. To do this, we’re also joined by a special returning guest to the podcast - advocate, software developer and policy expert Karl Hessian.

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