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Author Archives: Isabel Pamatmat

Parent should be ‘first teacher’: United Way

Australian Government data has revealed that 22 per cent of children begin school “developmentally vulnerable”, United Way Australia has stated. This means children starting school sometimes aren’t up to scratch with their language and cognitive skills, communication or general knowledge. With the ...

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Successful ELLA trial means STEM app is next

Based on the success of the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) trial app, the Turnbull Government has announced that it will commit $6 million to develop a similar, STEM-focused app for preschoolers. The minister for education, Simon Birmingham, said the ...

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Funding cuts to hit programs that aid Aboriginal learning

Under the government’s proposed childcare package, the Budget Based Funded service program, which funds early education and care services for many Aboriginal communities, will terminate from July 2017. Geraldine Atkinson, deputy chairperson at the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care ...

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