Change nappies, save the world – sustainable push from USC student in Vanuatu

An occupational therapy student from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has stepped in to support disadvantaged families impacted by a world first disposable nappy ban in the small tropical nation of Vanuatu.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

New research yields framework, best practices to support strong ECEC workforce

Two studies have been produced by the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), aimed at exploring the connection between successful outcomes for children entering school, the preparation of educators entering the workforce and the effective policies and practices needed for early education preparation.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Does spoon-feeding really make babies overweight?

Deciding when and how to introduce babies to solid foods can be overwhelming for parents. But aside from timing and amount, could how babies are introduced to solid foods also make a difference to their health?

7 days ago

by Amy Brown, Swansea University; Hannah Rowan, Swansea University, and Sara Wyn Jones, Swansea University

Princeton research shows the power of connection in infant/caregiver interactions

New research from Princeton University has shown that when caregivers and infants interact, they are quite literally “on the same wavelength”, experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Playdough poses low risk for gluten free children, American study finds

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings are filled with children with a variety of allergies, dietary requirements and cultural or religious dietary considerations. One common question which often arises in relation to children who avoid gluten in their diet is “is it safe to play with playdough?”

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas