Parents often have different expectations for their three- to five-year-old children when they attend an early learning centre. Some parents expect their child to engage in academic learning activities or “real learning”. Academic activities are associated with formal school-based learning such as writing, reading and knowing their numbers.
On Monday, the Commonwealth Government released the draft Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2018 and Beyond for public consultation. The strategy includes actions for the early childhood education and care sector, which may come as a surprise because the sector has not been consulted on the development of the strategy until now.