Early childhood development

Report

Changing children’s trajectories: results of the HIPPY longitudinal study

This report provides an overview of a comprehensive study which investigated the impact of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).
Briefing paper

Supporting school aged children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

This briefing paper examines the impact of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in Australia across the health and education policy settings.
Discussion paper

Every educator matters: evidence for a new early childhood workforce strategy for Australia

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is essential to Australia’s economic and social prosperity. This paper draws on contemporary Australian research, to set out policy proposals for Australian governments to consider in developing and implementing the new national ECEC workforce strategy.
Briefing paper

What is the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes in middle childhood?

This briefing paper outlines the key findings from the research paper entitled, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood.' It also discusses the implications of this research for policy and practice.
Report

Is participation in early childhood education related to child health and development?

The benefits of early childhood education continue to be debated in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although attendance is not compulsory, almost all New Zealand children attend an early learning education (ECE) service for a period of time before starting school or kura. Using data from the...
Report

The early years: investing in our future

This report looks to add to the understanding of the lives of young children in Australia, the environment within which they live and learn, and the services provided to families to enable their children to thrive.
Strategy

South Australia's outcomes framework for children and young people

This framework supports the development and wellbeing of South Australians from birth to 18 years. It adopts a long-term focus to track and improve the outcomes of all children and young people.
Literature review

Improving outcomes for young parents and their children

Support for young parents has been a neglected area of policy and practice development in Australia. However, there is now increased focus on addressing the needs of young parents and their children at both state and federal government levels. This literature review identifies key elements...
Discussion paper

Occasional Paper 7: Quality ratings by socio-economic status of areas

This occasional paper is the seventh in a series about the National Quality Framework (NQF). It shares detailed analysis and insights into the quality of children’s education and care services based on the socio‑economic status of their location.
Report

Quality improvement research project

This report presents findings from the three phase, mixed-methods Quality Improvement Research Project, which investigated the characteristics and internal processes of quality improvement in long day care (LDC) services. The findings reinforce the importance of leadership at all levels of service provision.