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An ELSA program primer from its creator

As Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation catchphrase fades into white noise, STEM education programs silently persist. And, with the testing phase of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) apps imminent, STEM is about to be as omnipresent in childcare centres as it ...

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Polyglots, coming to a preschool near you

Your young charges may be greeting you with a “buongiorno” as well as a “ni hao”, come 2017. The government has announced a rollout of its Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program to all childcare centres and preschools, in addition ...

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