Early childhood education

Strategy

19 May 2017

The NSW Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) services play a vital role in the wellbeing and development of children and young people. In recognition of this, the Regional and Remote ECE...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

This project reviewed policy and research about family day care and home-based childcare in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It examined the structure, funding and regulation of home-based child care and recent policy developments, investigating the implications for the accessibility,...

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Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS). The focus is on ensuring the physical...

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Article

18 Mar 2017

Tasmania’s child and family centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) for children and families living in amongst the most disadvantaged communities in Australia. This study investigated the impact of Centres on parents’ use and experiences of ECS using a...

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Website

01 Feb 2017

The recently released Wellbeing Practice Guide, developed by the Victorian Department of Education (DET) and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is designed to inform a greater...

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Journal article

23 Jan 2017

Risk exposures and predictions of child development outcomes typically estimate the independent effects of individual exposures. As a rule though, children are not exposed piecemeal to individual or single risks but, rather, they are exposed to clusters of risk. Many of these clusters of risks...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

The childcare and early learning experiences of young children are important factors that influence their wellbeing outcomes. This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings related to the childcare and early learning experiences of a group of children in OOHC in New South Wales aged 9 months...

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Research report

09 Nov 2016

The children’s education and care sector in Australia continues to show growth and quality improvement under the National Quality Framework (NQF), according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Over 80 per cent of education and...

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Website

03 Nov 2016

Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources that can be used to address racial prejudice and discrimination in early childhood settings. The resource includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans.  

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Research report

31 Oct 2016

Evidence shows that two years of preschool has more impact than one, especially for the children most likely to be developmentally vulnerable. It is time for Australia to pursue a national commitment to ensuring all 3 year olds have access to high-quality early education by offering a second...

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Research report

15 Oct 2016

Executive summary

The nature of work is changing. While our parents and grandparents could once expect to get a job directly out of high school and keep it for life, today’s workers cannot. Technology is partly to blame for this. Bill Gates has predicted that at least a...

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Annual Report

13 Oct 2016

There is arguably no greater value produced in Victoria than that created through our education system. From early childhood learning and development, through our school system and into post-secondary education, Victorians have long valued education. As it has been said – at its best, education...

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Research report

21 Sep 2016

Analysis of Australian longitudinal data, collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Australian Temperament Project, affirms that what happens early in a child’s life can continue to exert an effect throughout childhood. This creates a theoretical window of...

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Research report

30 Jun 2016

This report provides forecasts of the supply and demand for teachers in Victoria from 2014 to 2020. The teaching workforce includes all teachers from K to 12. This is the tenth in the series of such reports, the first of which was released in 2001. Unlike previous reports, this one includes a...

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Research report

16 Jun 2016

ACECQA has published the second in its series of occasional papers, analysing one of the most challenging quality areas - Children’s Health and Safety. Quality Area 2 addresses one of the primary objectives of the National Quality Framework – to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of...

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Research report

15 Jun 2016

United We Read is an early intervention program in the disadvantaged suburbs of Elizabeth Park and Elizabeth Downs (Adelaide) that aims to build foundation literacy skills in children aged from birth to 5 years, run by United Way South Australia. The program involves a monthly literacy kit...

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Report

Submission

02 Jun 2016

There are too many questions in education that remain unanswered. This is holding us back from providing meaningful educational opportunities for all young people. Better education data would help address critical knowledge gaps that contribute to young people missing...

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Research report

26 May 2016

Examines how well the department targets early childhood education funding towards achieving the NSW Government’s universal access objective and performance benchmarks.

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The NSW Government wants all children to have access to quality early childhood...

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Policy

20 May 2016

The Australian Greens believe that:

  1. Care for children is the responsibility of society as a whole. The quality of care received by babies and children produces flow-on effects for the whole of their lives and the community.
  2. The needs of Australian families are diverse. All
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Commentary

Article

18 May 2016

Many parents worry about when is the right time for their child to start school. While some use their child’s individual characteristics to judge school readiness, others have philosophical beliefs that lead them to delay their child’s school entry. Parents choose to delay their child’s entry to...

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