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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.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Theory vs reality in early childhood education and care

In a recently published book that translates high-quality, peer-reviewed research into everyday practice for early childhood educators, ACER Senior Research Fellow Dr Dan Cloney explores the issues that currently prevent all children from getting the best start in life.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Bullying isn’t addressed in early childhood because educators can’t spot it, study says

Many early childhood teachers and educators aren’t taking the steps to address bullying in their settings because they don’t have sufficient training to recognise and address it, researchers from the University of South Australia have said.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Gender gap in negotiation skill and style emerges in early childhood, BU researchers find

Differences in the ways that boys and girls negotiate with adults of either sex emerge as early as eight years of age, researchers from Boston College have found after working with children from four to nine years of age.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

Sensory experiences in the spotlight with new room at UOW Discovery Space

A new sensory room has been created at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Early Start Discovery Space, designed to help children to use their senses to make sense of the world around them - an especially important resource for children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

4 months

by Freya Lucas

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