The algorithm for accessing child care
University of Melbourne research looks at how an economic theory could form an algorithm to help parents secure a much sought-after spot in child care.
Prescription for developing a child’s mind
How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.
Instructional teaching explained
Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.
1000 days to close the gap
Focussing on child and maternal health underpins Professor Kerry Arabena’s work to improve life expectancy and health quality for Indigenous Australians.
Quality early learning out of reach for many
Children from poor backgrounds need quality early learning for the best chance of doing well at school, but the top centres are concentrated in well-off suburbs
Growing up Greek in Australia
Joy Damousi, the child of Greek immigrants and one of Australia's most celebrated historians, recalls a vibrant childhood growing up in inner city Melbourne.
Toddlers need books, and lots of conversation
Children as young as two or three who fall behind their peers may never catch up without targeted early childhood education interventions, research shows.
Teaching children through play? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3
For the first time, a significant study shows parents and educators how to interact with young babies and children to maximise their educational outcomes