About Us


Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services. 

A decision was made by the Board to rebrand as ECTARC from February 2020, bringing together the organisations early education and training services under one name. Previously the name ECTARC had been linked to our nationally registered training organisation. 

ECTARC is a community owned, not for profit organisation that has successfully managed education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven for over 34 years.  In 1998, ECTARC established a Registered Training Organisation that for over 20 years has specialised in the delivery of early childhood training and professional development across Australia. 

ECTARC is managed by a voluntary Board of management comprised of parent representatives from ECTARC services and the local community. 

Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience in the sector and commitment to early education and care for children, families students and staff is why we are a respected leader across the communities we work in. 

Our service offerings include:

  • 11 Early Education and Care Centres
  • A registered training organisation (RTO # 90331) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in Early Childhood and School Aged Education and Care  
  • A professional development program that includes webinars and face to face workshops, customised in-service training
  • Consultancy to the Early Childhood Education and Care sector

The Board of Management

ECTARC is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprised of parent representatives from ECTARC Early Education and Care services and the local community.  The Board is responsible for the overall management and governance of the organisation, ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements. Our CEO is employed by the Board to advise and deliver the strategic plan for the organisation and is supported by Early Childhood and Training Services managers.

ECTARC CEO  Jan Langtry

Board Members

  • Leanne Griffiths - President and Community Representative
  • Lisa Miller - Community Representative
  • Kristy Shee - Community Representative
  • Jasmina Micevski - representing ECTARC Wallaroo 
  • John De Jonge - representing ECTARC Keiraview
  • Cathy Parker - representing ECTARC Wallaroo
  • Jacqueline Girvan - representing ECTARC Jerry Bailey

ECTARC Head Office

ECTARC Head Office is located at 2/210 Shellharbour Road, Warrawong, 2502. The office is down Lighthouse Lane, behind Harvey Norman. ECTARC office hours are 8.30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

The CEO of ECTARC is Jan Langtry.

Early Childhood Service Managers are Kathryn Barker and Melissa Wicks

Our Vision

ECTARC has a vision of enriching the futures of the children, families, students and communities we work in.

ECTARC Values:

  • Quality early learning and education
  • Respect and diversity
  • Ethical practice
  • Collaborative relationships
  • Innovation and sustainability

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