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It’s story time

Students from the Faculty of Education will celebrate Indigenous Literacy day on Thursday, September 6 and United Nations Literacy Day, which is held annually on September 8. Dr Lisa Kervin, a senior lecturer in language and literacy, has set a ...

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Play School teaches kids about Twitter

“What can I do while I wait? I know, I will Twitter,” Passmore said. Jan Strandling, Play School’s executive producer, said online tools were becoming more relevant to preschoolers. Young children were becoming so tech-savvy that Play School now had ...

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Early childcare gets a tick

“In the past, parents have been worried that early use of childcare may cause behavioural and developmental problems in their children, but we have found that is not the case,” said Associate Professor Linda Harrison from CSU’s school of teacher ...

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Mental health check for three year olds

Mental Health Minister Mark Butler is concerned about possible over-reaction to clinical experts’ advice after three-year-olds are screened under the new Healthy Kids Check program. The program, which starts on July 1, will be predominantly managed by GPs who will ...

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Mental health experts debate child screening

Concerns of false diagnosis and overmedicating young children have been raised ahead of a national rollout of a program to test three-year-olds for social and emotional issues. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says safeguards are needed to ensure the government’s ...

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More guidance on ADHD needed

A lack of information, as well as stress and pressure from family and friends, may be preventing parents of children with ADHD from considering all their treatment options, a study has found. Research from the University of Western Sydney indicates ...

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Early years making progress

A massive shift is taking place in Australian early childhood services. Traditionally, the childcare sector’s role has been to offer a safe and caring place for children whose parents are working. That role, however, is expanding to be one of ...

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