Bush kinder turns nature novices into eco-experts
Immersing young children in nature gives them awareness of their world and skills they will carry through life, says a University of Melbourne expert
A chance to even the odds
A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Why early childhood education is everyone’s business
Policy reform and investment in early childhood education are vital for children's life-long learning, well-being and health says University of Melbourne expert
Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.
Breaking gender stereotypes. Early
University of Melbourne-led research finds gender stereotyping can start young, but if tackled in preschool we can promote equality for girls and boys.
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.
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.
Enabling kids: Ability not disability
A new online assessment tool is making life easier for special needs teachers, providing new schools of thought on early childhood education.
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