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Global Think Equal program influences children’s wellbeing, researchers find

An Australian study investigating the impact of Think Equal, a global program that teaches social and emotional skills in early childhood settings, has found strong evidence that the program positively influences children's wellbeing.

4 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Accreditation effects on early childhood educator morale

Staff morale is the workplace attitudes, emotions, enthusiasm, satisfaction and future hopes employees have. It is important because it affects workplace attrition, attention, productivity, dedication, detail, effort, engagement, relationships (between workers and with management), and attendance.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

Strong relationships will be the key to fighting children’s COVID blues, researchers say

Responding to a recent survey issued by the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education more than half of the cohort of early educators invited to participate noted behavioral changes in the young children in their care as a result of the distress that the children have felt amid the upheaval of the pandemic.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Sydney researchers surprised by profoundly protective effect of kinship during COVID-19

A new report by the University of Sydney’s Research Centre for Children and Families has found that community and kinship ties have had a “profoundly protective effect” for the Aboriginal community against the isolation which has impacted on many states and territories around Australia as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

South Australia leads world first initiative to cut screen time for children in OSHC

Thousands of Adelaide school children will participate in a world-first initiative to increase physical activity and cut screen time in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services across the country.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

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