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Early Years Twilight Seminars

Early Years Twilight Seminar: Wednesday 14 August 2019

Exploring the Swedish context of engagement in early childhood education and care

The third Early Years Twilight Seminar for 2019 featured  Professor Susanne Garvis, University of Gothenburg, and a guest professor at Stockholm University, Sweden in conversation with Darlene Leach, Manager of the Early Learning Unit, Department of Education and Training.

  • The conversation will include an overview of early childhood service delivery and curriculum guidelines in Sweden, and aspects of practice that can inform Victorian early childhood professionals.
  • Professor Garvis has been involved in national and international projects within the field of early childhood education around policy, quality and learning. Professor Garvis has worked closely with government agencies, NGOs, professional organisations and early childhood services.

Download a flyer about the seminar.

About the seminars

The VCAA Early Years Twilight Seminar series is designed to engage early years multidisciplinary networks and communities of practice. It focuses on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), evidence-based research, resources and implications for practice. Intentional teaching and instructional support is a specific feature of these interactive seminars.

The seminars are held at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership in North Melbourne, and broadcast to network sites across Melbourne and Victoria via video conferencing, and YouTube live stream. All sessions are held from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Subscribe to the Early Years Alert to receive announcements about the seminars. If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact the Early Years Unit: or (03) 9032 1686.

Opportunities to support the seminars

The VCAA encourages early years multidisciplinary networks to host these events via video conference in local communities. To host an Early Years Twilight Seminar by video conference, contact the VCAA Early Years Unit at:

Recordings and transcripts from past seminars can be accessed on the Past Professional Learning webpage.