childcare centres

Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books
Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s important children see themselves in books during the early stages of life. Books in some Perth childcare centres do not reflect the racial diversity of Australian society, the majority containing only Caucasian characters according to new research from Edith ... Read More »

Early childhood support vital for at-risk families
Early childhood support vital for at-risk families (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Loraine Fordham, a researcher in the CSU School of Teacher Education and Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), conducted a two-year qualitative study of an Early Years Education Program (EYEP) conducted by the Children’s Protection Society (CPS) in Melbourne for ... Read More »

Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Public Health PhD student Angela Gialamas measured the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children who ... Read More »

Early child care experiences play role in kids’ future
Early child care experiences play role in kids’ future (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who use centre-based child care and multiple care arrangements across their early years are better prepared for school, a new QUT study has found. Dr Chrystal Whiteford, from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said early child care played an important ... Read More »

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

 
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