All posts by Catharine Hydon

Catharine Hydon is an experienced early childhood professional with extensive experience in a broad range of early childhood settings. Beginning as an early childhood teacher in a sessional kindergarten program Catharine has gone on to manage a range of services for children and their families from childcare in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne to a school based program in Papua New Guinea. Following her work in children service's Catharine moved to a support and training role with early childhood educator at the FKA Multicultural Resource Center, where she coordinated the training program. Catharine then moved to the Brotherhood of St Laurence where she led early years projects that supported children and families experiencing disadvantage. A major feature of her work was a collaborative project to establish an integrated service on a public housing estate in inner Melbourne. Catharine is now working as an independent early childhood consultant supporting quality practice and innovation in early childhood service provision. Catharine’s involvement in the early childhood field is an important part of her commitment to the sector. She has been is a long time member of the Victorian Branch of Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and has just completed a six year term as a Director on the National Board of ECA. Catharine is currently convening a national working party to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan for ECA. Catharine draws on her work with educators, children and families and her master's studies to inspire those wishing to explore excellence in early childhood service provision. Catharine is best known a strong advocate for professionalism, ethical practice and as a facilitator of pedagogical leadership.
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