Words are powerful, how we speak to each other matters: AHRC on Human Rights Day

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has used the occasion of Human Rights Day (9 December) to reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and encourage all Australians, including those who work with and care for young children, to be mindful of how they speak to one another “because how we talk to each other matters”.

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by Freya Lucas

Sewing seeds of philanthropy – practical tips for exploring charity, social justice in ECEC

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Toy Drive, a charitable initiative striving to bring gifts and happiness to refugee and asylum seeker children all over Australia this Christmas, recently issued a media call out, seeking support to ensure the more than 10,000 refugee and asylum seeker children in Australia this year receive gifts for Christmas.

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by Freya Lucas

ECA says 3-year-old preschool is the key to changing student performance long term

The decline in the academic performance of Australian school children, as shown in the latest release of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, should be a driver for urgent action in the early learning sphere, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has said.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

SNAICC survey unlocks key to genuine partnerships with First Nations services

SNAICC National Voice for Our Children has recently released the findings from a survey of child and family service organisations, undertaken between June and August 2019.

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by Freya Lucas

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program helps early learners grow

More than 100,000 children around Australia, including those attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, are set to benefit from “hands on” environmental interaction this month, as funding for specific projects flows through thanks to the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant benefits.

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas