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Parent connections with early learning

We all know the importance of strong, positive relationships between families and educators, but the ability to stay connected has been challenged during COVID-19. It’s a challenge that early learning centres across Australia have had to overcome.

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Transitioning in and out of childcare

Time away from early learning can happen for many reasons. Perhaps a long family holiday, or a family illness. So what happens if, when your child is settled and enjoying the interactions with educators and friends, suddenly you need to take a break?

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Children playing in preschool together

Building an early learning partnership

It’s no secret that central to quality early learning and care are the educators and their specialist knowledge, skills and capacity to nurture positive relationships. However, there is a lot that parents can do to strengthen this relationship.

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Elderly man playing with small children

The future of intergenerational care

Researchers from Griffith University are exploring how to get older people (including aged care residents) and young children to interact more broadly while in care. The results may hold implications for the future care of both children and the elderly.

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Male kindergarten teacher

Why there's a shortage of male educators

A Macquarie University study has found male educator numbers are declining, estimating primary school teachers will disappear entirely from government schools by 2054 and be ‘extinct’ in Australia by 2067 if the decline continues at the current rate.

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Mother comforting little boy

Helping children resettle after a day away

While educators work hard to ensure that children’s emotional needs are met through the day, many young children are still developing coping skills and self-regulation. For children the re-engagement with mum or dad at the end of the day is a big event.

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Preschool teacher in garden with child

Early years teachers play vital role

Research is showing that early childhood educators are making the overall greatest contribution to a child’s education, and a growing movement is voicing the importance of early years education and the value of highly qualified early years educators.

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Little boy goes to preschool

How to choose an early learning centre

It’s understandable that families can be anxious about making the right decision about early learning and care for their little ones. Early childhood professional Dr Lesley Jones guides parents on what to look for in a high quality early learning centre.

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