Early Childhood Education

| October 4, 2016

The youngest minds of Australia will one day be its leaders. Researchers believe that preschool is a critical period to expand the educational equity and opportunity of children by giving them a strong start. When is the right time to get kids “school ready”?

For the next two months we will consider this question and others as we delve into the world of early childhood education.

We know that high-quality early childhood education can provide the foundation for achieving academic, health, and social goals. However, there is something to be said about letting kids be kids. Can “playing” and learning how to get along with other children be as important as getting a head start on reading and math? And how can we ensure that this same high-quality early education is available and affordable to children in disadvantaged communities?

We will talk with educators, researchers and parents, and we warmly encourage you to join this discussion.

Please contact Svetlana at sstankovic@openforum.com.au to share your thoughts and concerns with our online community.




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  1. Theojess1

    October 4, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Great minds think alike

    Very interesting read.

    • Carturestry

      November 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      that’s true

      Indeed, I've also found it to be very interesting to read!! Very useful info!

      • wolph

        November 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm

        Childhood education

        Dear Childhood Educators, Childhood education should start at age of 2 ears old. At this age child has already developed to know who he/she wants to be. Childhood educator should be able to figure out from the child's behaviour of his/her capabilities. It is possible to do. Only question is How? Sincerely Mike Wolph

  2. jemtraining

    November 21, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Intresting Article

    A very nice and interesting article to read. Thanks for sharing your views with us.



    December 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Early childhood education

    In recent years early childhood education became an important education for preschool children. There are many things for a child to learn and think creatively.

    • Norma_Norma

      December 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Early childhood education – with SDP

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  4. NicoleBarr

    January 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Nice to Read
    This is very good one to read.

  5. Tutorversal

    February 21, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Great discussion

    Great discussion over early childhood education…

    • anghelita

      February 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Importance of Early Childhood Education

      In old days, people used to think that children don't have ability to distinguish what is right and wrong so there is no need to educated them in their early ages. However, even though it is true that they can't differentiate right or wrong, it is also true that children absorb everything what they hear and see like a sponge and therefore early education is essential. The education given in early childhood shapes foundation of the life and helps mental and academic development of child. it is very essential to recognize importance of early childhood education and how it effects to personal life.

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