New online safety education initiative launched, specific for early childhood

A new early childhood online safety education initiative launched earlier which aims to help parents, carers and educators teach infants, toddlers and pre-school children basic technology and online safety concepts.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Seasons For Growth program supporting children with grief features in showcase

A ground-breaking program, run by MacKillop Family Services called’ Good Grief, has featured this morning in a Southern Cross University breakfast showcase at New South Wales Parliament House, hosted by Sarah Mitchell, the NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning.

252 days ago

by Freya Lucas

SA preschools successful in round 1 of Music Innovation Fund grant allocations

Four South Australian Government preschools have been selected as recipients of the first round of grants from the recently established Music Innovation Fund,, which has been allocated a total of $500,000 to disburse.

254 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Second round of 2019 ELSA STEM workshops held in Cairns

Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) is a play-based digital learning program for preschool aged children, designed to support them to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Educators from around Australia involved in its pilot trial recently gathered in Cairns for the second in a series of workshops to support the implementation of the program.

331 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The soft, comfy, social robots are coming, with children as young as four ready to learn

Researchers from Cornell University noted that when it comes to ‘social robotics’ robots who are autonomous and communicate with humans following social behaviours and rules (such as the Miko robot, a tool to “educate children, understand their emotions, play games and narrate stories”) all look the same hard, plastic and cold.

1 year ago

by Freya Lucas