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Finnish preschools lead the world

A research program conducted by the Lien Foundation recently ranked the preschool environments in 45 countries. The study has given Finland the best overall score in terms of availability, affordability, quality and social context. Starting Well, an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ...

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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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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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‘I just want her to be happy at school…’

At the heart of much of the recent COAG early childhood development strategy is the aim of promoting the best possible start in life for all Australian children. As well as promoting health and developmental outcomes, the strategy aims to ...

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Indigenous preschool plan outlined

The Federal Government has unveiled a new strategy designed to get indigenous children into preschool. The government said it has already allocated $970 million over five years to ensure that by 2013 all children have access to a preschool program ...

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