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How thoughtful purchasing choices can support ECEC services to be more sustainable

Quality Area 3 of the National Quality Standard asks early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to ensure that there are resources, materials and equipment available to be used in multiple ways, and there are enough to allow for every child to engage in play-based learning. 

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by Freya Lucas

Pioneering new study confirms developmental benefits of physical literacy in ECEC settings

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Canberra Institute for Sport and Exercise in collaboration with the Australian College of Physical Literacy (ACPL) has confirmed that the implementation of a structured physical literacy curriculum in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings is effective in improving not just gross motor skill development but also key cognitive functions such as expressive vocabulary and impulse control in young children.

2 weeks

by Jason Roberts

Kangarootime confirms plans to launch sector leading CCMS platform in Australia

United States-based childcare and early learning software provider, Kangarootime, has confirmed that it intends to launch its sector leading childcare management platform in Australia with plans now sufficiently advanced to confirm a go-live date in early Q1 2021.

3 weeks

by Jason Roberts

Bright Tomorrows app offers a lifeline of support to parents isolated by COVID-19

As parts of Australia continue to practice isolation in response to either Government mandates or health and wellbeing concerns, finding engaging activities to help families keep children happy and healthy during social isolation is becoming an increasing element in early childhood education and care (ECEC) planning.

4 weeks

by Freya Lucas

MTA’s range of picture books can support children to have a lifelong love of reading

Readers of The Sector are no strangers to Modern Teaching Aids (MTA), one of the best known suppliers of educational resources in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in Australia.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

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