The key to a child’s success at school
The parent-teacher relationship is built on a culture of trust and collaboration. Your child’s success in school might be determined by the quality of the relationship between you and their teacher and that journey starts even before their first day.
Post COVID-19: Finding the new normal
COVID-19 has disrupted family life and caused significant changes to the way we work, relationships, routines, school, early learning and care arrangements. As life settles into a new normal there is further adjustment for families. So how do we adapt?
A better start for Australian children
Children are starting school developmentally vulnerable and parents are scrambling for work/life balance. The Starting Better report by the The Centre for Policy and Development outlines a 10-year plan to ensure all children have what they need to thrive.
How to keep children physically active
We know that exercise helps to build strong bones and muscles and ensuring children get plenty of regular physical activity is essential for growth, but an early learning centre study has shown it can increase activity and improve behaviour as well.
Australia: The best place to be a parent?
How can we make Australia a better place to be a parent and what would that look like? Economists and researchers have compared Australian policies, business practices and community support with international best practice. Their report pulls no punches.
Changing early learning for under 5s
After nearly 12 years, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) will be reviewed, using contemporary research and practice and new understanding of brain development, to change the way our under-fives are taught in Australian early education centres.
Quality programs for birth to threes
Many parents are anxious about sending very young children to a long-day-care centre. Professor of Early Childhood Sheila Degotardi answers the questions: Should parents be worried? What does research tell us about the impact on very young children?
Anxiety: Preparing children for change
As children prepare to go to school or early learning centres the focus is often on meeting new educators and making new friends. So how do parents and carers support children through change? Dr Rebecca English looks at dealing with separation anxiety.
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