• A big state boost for early childhood education

    Wendy Boyd     |      June 22, 2022

    Whatever the political calculations behind the major investments in early childhood education announced by NSW and Victoria, it’s welcome news for parents, teachers and children.

  • Early childhood learning through lockdown

    Anita Kumar     |      August 11, 2021

    Long COVID lockdowns affect children at all stages of the education spectrum, but the Early Start Discovery Space team offers an online program providing high-quality, evidence based early childhood education activities delivered direct to families at home via Zoom.

  • Early childhood education benefits aboriginal kids

    Open Forum     |      August 6, 2021

    A culturally adapted early childhood program for Aboriginal children has shown promising impacts on their language, development and communication skills, according to a new study.

  • Children are more than just a return on investment

    Nicola Yelland     |      June 15, 2021

    Early childhood programs and related funding are often justified on the cost-benefit analysis of what children could contribute to the economy when they grow up, but the true value of these schemes lies in enriching children’s lives.

  • Too much screen time delays school readiness

    Open Forum     |      March 5, 2021

    Too much screen time and a penchant for computers is playing havoc with children’s school readiness, as new research from the University of South Australia shows that modern lifestyles are influencing our young generation’s prevalence of developmental delay.

  • Early childhood education is everybody’s business

    Tricia Eadie     |      May 22, 2019

    The first five years of life are the most critical for building the foundations for life-long learning, well-being, and health. It is therefore critical we have policy reform and investment in quality early childhood education.