NFP/large provider LDCs most likely to show quality improvements, ACECQA commissioned report shows

Long day care (LDC) services run by not for profit (NFP) organisations, or LDCs run by larger providers, regardless of governance type, are most likely to see sustainable quality improvements, as measured by their national quality standard (NQS) rating over consecutive assessments periods, a newly released report commissioned by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA) has found.

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by Jason Roberts

For babies, imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, research shows

Babies as young as six months of age recognise when adults are imitating them, and view the imitators as more friendly, new research from Sweden’s Lund University has found.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being?

2 days ago

by Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia

Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning

For many parents of young children, the highlight of their day is nap time – not for them, but for their little ones. Especially now, with most preschools closed, getting a child to nap is the golden ticket. Not only can it mean uninterrupted work or self-care time for parents, but their unrecognizable tyrants often wake as happy campers after a nap.

5 days ago

by Rebecca Spencer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

New treatment for childhood anxiety works through targeting parent behaviours

A new study, lead by Yale researcher, Dr Eli Lebowitz and his team at the Yale Child Study Center has explored the effectiveness of an entirely parent-based treatment, finding that the treatment is equally effective as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders.

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas