Early Childhood Education
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 email@example.com to share your thoughts and concerns with our online community.
- Investing in Australia’s future – by Catherine Fritz-Kalish
- Children’s use of electronic games – What are the social and academic benefits and negatives? – by Susan Walker
- How we value children matters – by Linda Savage
- Better educational outcomes: Start early – by Frank Oberklaid
- A new approach to educational disadvantage – by June McLoughlin
- The link between quality early learning and Australia’s future prosperity – by Wendy McCarthy
- What matters most in those early years – by Rechelle Rozwadowski
- First steps count – by Rosemary Sinclair
- High quality early education: two years are better than one – by Dr Stacey Fox
- An integrated approach to early childhood education – by Sandie Wong
- Little Scientists: Igniting curious minds – by Heike Schneider
- What is education for? – by Karen Szydlik
- Early intervention works – by John Cherry
- Do ‘kindy bootcamps’ get children ready for school? – by Louise Phillips