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  1. 15 November 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Boosting early learning for Indigenous children

    A University of Melbourne expert has adapted the ASQ screening tool for development difficulties in young children, for Aboriginal people living remotely.

  2. 31 May 2017 - Inside Business

    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.

  3. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  4. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Instructional teaching explained

    Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.

  5. 2 May 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 10 December 2015 - Learning & Teaching

    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

  7. 18 November 2015 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  8. 9 November 2015 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  9. 2 September 2015 - Learning & Teaching

    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