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No more missing jumpers: Deakin researchers invent SmartBag with ECEC applications

There are few early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators who don’t have a story to share about an angry parent or distraught child who has misplaced their jumper, socks, shoes, dummy or comfort toy.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

New Australian first app focuses on a healthy emotional future for all children

Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has launched a free app called Child 360, in a bid to ensure that parents and educators are able to get best practice advice and support on how to protect and develop children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Careforkids.com.au boosts lead generation capabilities with adoption of spatial mapping technology

CareforKids.com.au, the popular online early education and care search platform used by families to help in their search for a service in which to enrol their child or children, has announced a series of enhancements to their Child Care Vacancy Alert lead generation system that will improve the quality and timeliness of leads generated for services.

a month ago

by Jason Roberts

Newly released flu app has applications to prevent gastro outbreaks in ECEC services

A newly developed app, designed to co-ordinate a rapid response to influenza outbreaks in nursing homes has been described as a ‘game-changer’, which will better protect vulnerable residents from the disease.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Play-based approaches to understanding a digitally immersed world

The technological landscape looked very different in 2007. At the time, early childhood educators could not have guessed at the impact of the release of the first iPhone on their lives – and more importantly the lives of the children whose learning and development they support. For many of us, the iPhone shifted computing profoundly.

3 months ago

by Daniel Donahoo, Consultant, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.