World Autism Awareness Month: Here’s why Australia’s children with autism are falling between the gaps
World Autism Awareness Month is upon us – a month where diversity is celebrated and inclusion embraced.
by By Kay Turner, MSSC UWS, Bed (Early Childhood) Macq, MAICD GIA (Cert) CEO, SDN Children’s Services
A Tale of Four Cities – a comparative AEDC analysis
By age five, around 300,000 children are starting school, but more than one in five children are not as prepared as their peers, says Megan O’Connell, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Director of Megan O’Connell Consulting in presenting her analysis of the recently released 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data. The information shared below with The Sector outlines Ms O’Connell’s interpretations and perspectives.
by Megan O'Connell, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Director of Megan O’Connell Consulting
National strategy with government backing required to make teaching attractive again: ACDE
All Australian political parties need support a multi-pronged, collaborative, national strategy to improve the attractiveness of the teaching profession, according to the peak body of the university faculties and schools that educate future Australian teachers.
by Lyndsie Clark
Learning centre for children with additional needs to open at SOMA Wellness health hub
Learning Links, a not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing learning difficulties from causing disadvantage, has announced that they will open a new learning centre at SOMA Wellness health hub, located in Gledswood Hills, a suburb in the Macarthur region of Sydney, New South Wales.
by Freya Lucas
Advocates note the impact of CCS on vulnerable children and families highlighted by data release
A recent Federal Department of Education and Training data release detailing the impact of the child care subsidy (CCS) on the early education and care (ECEC) sector has reraised concerns that the new legislation is impacting vulnerable and children and families negatively.
by Freya Lucas