Early childhood development

Journal article

6 Mar 2019
18

Young children’s outdoor play mostly occurs within the home-yard space, yet the influence of the home yard on preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity is poorly understood. We investigated the relationships between home-yard features and home-based outdoor play and physical activity in preschoolers (2–5 years...

Commentary

26 Feb 2019
23

The Morrison Government ignores the case for expanding access to preschool education at its peril, writes Tom Greenwell.

Report

1 Feb 2019
30

This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.

Report

17 Jan 2019
47

The NZ Ministry of Social Development commissioned this research into screen usage in young children (24 months to 54 months). The report finds that only a very small percentage of young children are meeting the national screen-time guidelines for under-5s, resulting in short-term negative outcomes...

Guide

20 Dec 2018
6

This paper outlines the nine key steps that practitioners can follow to ensure the information they provide to parents about child mental health is high-quality, useful and relevant to their family’s circumstances.

Survey

NZIER report to Ministry of Education
20 Nov 2018
13
This report analyses the results of an online survey on early learning developed by the Ministry of Education. The survey was designed to build engagement in the wider early learning sector and seek feedback from parents.

Draft report

19 Nov 2018
39

This draft plan, He taonga te tamaiti, sets the direction for early learning in New Zealand for the next ten years and is open for consultation until 15 March 2019.

Briefing paper

31 Aug 2018
367

Policy frameworks underpinning family-based interventions often assume a father deficit model, one that sees fathers as ineffective or neglectful in the area of child health and development. Our survey presents a more positive picture of fathering.

Report

31 Aug 2018
94

There are a myriad of factors that can impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Access to information on how Tasmania’s children and young people are faring at a population level can assist us to better plan and deliver policy and...

Report

1 Aug 2018
9

This report is designed to help change the conversation about parenting. If we want to give children the best chance of healthy development we need to better support the parents who care for them. We can do this by using and sharing what we know...

Report

Report of the Chief Health Officer 2018
19 Jun 2018
256

This report focuses on key improvements in the health of Aboriginal children in NSW in the first five years of life, and highlights some of the services and programs that have helped to achieve these.

Technical report

6 Jun 2018
40

Based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), this publication explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand children aged 3–14 years.

Journal article

24 Apr 2018
286

In recent decades, there has been a shift to later childbearing in high-income countries. There is limited, large-scale evidence of the relationship between maternal age and child outcomes beyond the perinatal period. The objective of this study is to quantify a child’s risk of developmental...

Report

Building the foundations for implementing the Children’s Convention in Aotearoa
11 Apr 2018
34

This report focuses on what the UN calls the 'General Measures of Implementation,' or the steps governments are expected to take in order to enable the implementation of the Children’s Convention. In this report, we call these ‘measures’ building blocks.

Briefing paper

1 Apr 2018
18

The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.

Briefing paper

27 Mar 2018
456

Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.

Journal article

9 Feb 2018
132

This article assesses the delivery of social and emotional wellbeing services to the families of young (3–11 months) and older (12–59 months) Indigenous children attending primary care centers.

Briefing paper

16 Jan 2018
847

This resource presents key findings from an analysis of Wave 1 data from the NSW Child Development Study, which aims to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a variety of health, educational and social and outcomes of children in NSW.

Report

7 Dec 2017
542

This report makes twenty recommendations which aim to strengthen the effectiveness of the NDIS to ensure that children can be appropriately supported to reach their full potential.

Report

14 Nov 2017
791

This is a summary report of the Emerging patterns in place-based approaches: International perspectives roundtable, hosted by the Centre for Community Child Health in July 2017.

Overview

 

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