Early childhood education

Discussion paper
20 April 2017

This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS).

18 March 2017

This study investigated the impact of Tasmania’s child and family centres on parents’ use and experiences of early childhood services using a mixed methods approach.

1 February 2017

This guide was designed to inform a greater understanding of wellbeing and its place as both a prerequisite for, and an outcome of learning.

Journal article
23 January 2017

Children are exposed to clusters of risk which affect their language development. This paper identifies distinct groups of children based on a range of risk exposures and explores the service...

Briefing paper
22 December 2016

This publication summarises Wave 1 findings from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study relating to the childcare and early learning experiences of children in out-of-home care.

9 November 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...

31 October 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...

15 October 2016

As the nature of work has changed, so too must the education curriculum. Skills and technical knowledge that were once a necessity for the work environment have now become redundant, and have been...

Annual report
13 October 2016

The department is responsible for delivering and regulating statewide learning and development services to at least one third of all Victorians every year across the early childhood, school...