NSW study finds that COVID-19 transmission rates are low in NSW education settings

A new report has found that the spread of COVID-19 remains extremely low in New South Wales schools and early childhood centres with onward transmission of less than 1 per cent in Term Three.

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by Freya Lucas

LEGO Foundation supports children’s social and emotional learning with free PD

The LEGO Foundation is offering a free course designed to give early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals and parents insights and tools to practice learning through play to help children and young people learn how to cope with changes brought on by the pandemic.

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by Freya Lucas

An ‘economic tsunami’ is headed to NSW, NCOSS says, warning of child neglect spike

COVID-19 has “set in motion an economic tsunami” that will exacerbate mental health distress, domestic violence, homelessness and child neglect across NSW, the New South Wales Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has said, commenting on a new report from Equity Economics, A wave of disadvantage across NSW: Impact of the COVID-19 recession.

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by Freya Lucas

Covey Bear to help children share their voices and record experiences through COVID-19

A new project led by Universities around Australia is seeking to give children an opportunity to share their experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hoping to record a broad range of perspectives from children aged between three and twelve years.

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by Freya Lucas

End of year events during COVID-19 - ECEC has questions, do Departments have answers?

As early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals line up what is traditionally a very crowded end-of-year calendar, with children transitioning to school, wait lists to be managed, and parental expectations of end of year celebrations, one question persists - how do we manage “the way things have always been” during a global pandemic.

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by Freya Lucas

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