Significant reform needed to Australia’s early childhood system: New report

An independent review, commissioned and endorsed by every State and Territory, has called on Australian Governments to embark on significant reform of Australia’s early childhood education system.

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New data points to sector improvement as Government support stalls

New data released as part of the Report on Government Services has revealed that the sector is continuing to improve in quality ratings and educator qualifications, while Government spending on the sector has dramatically slowed.

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OPINION: Has the NQF improved how educators are valued?

Tomorrow, the Government will release the Report on Government Services for early childhood education and care. This Report will provide important information on the qualifications, retention rates and other factors that give us a snapshot of the early childhood educator role in Australia.

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New Government report reveals worsening statistics for Indigenous children

The Productivity Commission has released the first part of the 2018 Report on Government Services, focused on Community Services including child protection.

The data shows that the over representation of Indigenous children in the child protection system continues to worsen.

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ACT advocacy group calls for more investment to support access to early education

An early childhood education advocacy group has called on the ACT Government to establish scholarships and an innovation fund to support greater access to early education for children experiencing disadvantage in the ACT.

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Must Read: Study listens in on speech development in early childhood

The Medical Xpress website has taken a look at a new research study that looks at toddler language development. The study has interesting implications for NQF services, with results suggesting that children’s cognitive development at 2 far exceeds their language skills. Continue reading “Must Read: Study listens in on speech development in early childhood”