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Lower educator-to-child ratios start this year

The government has introduced new, lower child-to-educator ratios for 2- and 3-year-olds. From January 1, the maximum number of children per early-childhood educator has been reduced to five for ages 2 to 3 in all states and territories where this standard was not ...

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Here’s what’s coming in 2016

We asked industry leaders to tell us the breakthroughs and successful outcomes they’ve seen over the last 12 months and what challenges the industry will face in the year ahead. Early Childhood Australia, Early Learning Association Australia, Goodstart Early Learning, Independent ...

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Tips for better parental engagement

Research has consistently shown that parents’ engagement in a child’s education is strongly linked to improved learning outcomes and life prospects for the child, as well as enhanced wellbeing and the alleviation of disadvantages for the entire family. But despite ...

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Unified mental health program for children in works

The federal government plans to consolidate mental health programs for children. The government made the announcement in its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The program will lead to a “single, integrated, end-to-end, school-based mental health ...

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