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Opinion: How to build an early-learning leader

Leadership has been a focus of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector for some time. Intense recent interest could be attributed to heightened awareness of the importance of the early years, as well as unprecedented Australian Government policy ...

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TV series lets deaf children tune in

Mentoring organisation for the deaf, Hear For You, states that each year, about 500 children are born with hearing problems, and about 20,000 Australian children have some form of hearing loss. Enter Sally and Possum: the country’s first educational television show ...

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Camps take bush kinder to next level

A raucous bus ride to the bush. Nature trails. After-dinner stories around a crackling campfire. This sounds like your regular school camp, but it isn’t: it’s preschool, or kindy camp, as Little Beacons Learning Centre calls its new initiative. The ...

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Grandparents are great: study

We already knew it, but now there’s further proof that grandparents are doing their childcare bit. An Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) survey of 8000 children, nationwide, has shown that maternal grandparents are particularly hands on in caring for ...

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