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Stars to shine for Family Day Care Week

Every child, and the sector, is a star when National Family Day Care Week kicks off on May 1. Themed ‘Every Child is a Star’ and hosted by peak body Family Day Care Australia, next week’s festivities aim to show-off ...

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Quality early education isn’t available for all: report

One-third of children nationwide don’t attend enough preschool, leaving one-fifth of children, many from the poorest backgrounds, developmentally unprepared for school – a new report has identified. Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners by ...

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‘Pretend play’ may teach empathy, negotiation skills

‘Pretend’, or ‘make-believe’ play may be more important to early childhood development than previously thought, professor of psychology Tracy Gleason asserted. On top of numerous studies connecting imaginative play with creativity development, understanding of others and even social competence, Gleason, ...

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Tussle over QLD autism early intervention funding

All’s not what it seems in early intervention autism funding in Queensland. So says a concerned mother of a child with autism and her almost 30,000 supporters. The Queensland Government was due to phase out funding of early childhood intervention programs ...

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