3a Training Overview
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne offers specialist 3a training for both individuals and Organisations.
On brain early stimulation
3a Family Booklets
3a Family Booklets are aimed at parents, carers and families and provide an easy to understand introduction to using 3a strategies.
A commitment to make every experience an opportunity for talking, listening, and learning language. (PDF 2.2MB)
200 experiences or games played between an adult and one or two children. (PDF 2.6MB)
Individual and pair reading that emphasises back and forth communication. (PDF 2.8MB)
Intentionally adding educational content to the daily, repeated routines of care. (PDF 1.9MB)
Preschool Matters Magazine, Term 1 2016
Nicole Pilsworth, Jane Page and Collette Tayler, from the University of Melbourne explain the Victorian Advancing Early Learning Study which is proving to have positive impacts on educator practice, educational leadership and learning outcomes for children.
By Collette Tayler, Early Learning Review, June 2015
"The Victorian Advancing Early Learning (VAEL) Study is developing and testing a professional learning model focused on improving the quality of educator-child interactions in order to improve young children’s learning outcomes in their first four years of life."
By Jane Page and Collette Tayler, Belonging Early Years Journal, Volume 4 Number 2, 2015, p37
The study is conducted by researchers from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne in partnership with Moonee Valley City Council, Hume City Council and Mission Australia. The research team – Professor Collette Tayler, Dr Jane Page, Nicole Pilsworth, Catherine MacBean and Isabel Brookes – is developing and testing a professional learning model specifically focused on improving the quality of educator–child interactions.
E4Kids: Effective Early Educational Experiences, or E4Kids, is the most extensive longitudinal study ever conducted into the impact and effectiveness of early childhood education and care in Australia.
Joseph Sparling's Abecedarian Approach: Article from The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2, 2014, about 3a in the NT.
Learning in the early years: Article from The Age, Jan 13, 2014, about 3a in WA.
A Working Document on the Abecedarian Educational Program and its Probable Relationships to Child Outcome Behaviors: Sparling, J, 2011, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group, Chicago.