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Canadian preschool wins $1M for thoughtfully embedding Indigenous culture

A Canadian preschool program, Pirurvik: a place to grow has won a C$1 million (AUD$ 1061147) prize in the 2018 Arctic Inspiration Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of those working in the Canadian Arctic, which has a population majority of people Indigenous to the region.

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by Freya Lucas

Parents camping out on the information superhighway searching for solutions, PRC says

With more than 6 million families in Australia dealing with different ages and stages of child development; managing various transition points; navigating health and disability, parenting and development issues, parenting life is no longer about “going online” but rather “living online” the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) has said.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

SA preschool directors to receive wellbeing support

A wellbeing program to support South Australian preschool directors in managing the significant emotional demands of their roles, has begun this week thanks to the South Australian Department of Education.

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by Lyndsie Clark

Behaviour issues being mislabelled due to poor diagnosis of sleep apnea, study shows

Up to 15 per cent of children have sleep disordered breathing (SDB), including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) , yet up to 90 per cent are undiagnosed, with researchers from the American Osteopathic Association cautioning that SBD can impair brain development, cause cognitive delay, and present as behavioural problems.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Read aloud to children to boost their vocabulary

Words are powerful, and a rich vocabulary can provide young people with significant advantages. Successful vocabulary development is associated with better vocational, academic and health outcomes.

2 days ago

by Margaret Kristin Merga, Edith Cowan University