Mandatory sleep times in early childhood settings do not work for children, educators or parents, and need to change.
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
The new British Columbia government wants the province to shed its status as a laggard on education funding and poverty reduction. If it succeeds, B.C. will be a safer place to live.
There are several ways to help children learn and be interested in maths – even the reluctant ones.
Supporting early childhood literacy is not just about reading to your child. Research has found there are many and varied ways to increase literacy in early learning.
The gap between the most and least advantaged areas in Australia is reflected in educational inequality.
The latest OECD report on early learning education and care gives Australia a mixed report card.
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
The quality of what pupils come to know, understand and are able to do has a big impact on students. Low quality leads to boredom as well as fear and anxiety about maths as a subject
Research shows early childhood educators tend to prop up their low-paid jobs using their household income, or by borrowing from families.
Kenyans need to be wary of early learning centres that pressure children with academic drills.
Two years of high-quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies we have to change the trajectories of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Ireland is the latest country to offer two years of preschool education to all children. Is it time Australia followed suit?
The value of music-inspired play in early childhood should never be underestimated.
The children most likely to benefit from quality early education are the most likely to miss out. Here are five key changes the government needs to make to address this.
Many middle-class parents buy classical CDs because it is supposed to make their kids clever. But a jazz-loving academic has started using her favourite genre in early childhood learning.
Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
Labor's shadow minister for early education, Kate Ellis, said there has been a massive increase in child care costs under the Coalition government. Is that an accurate reflection of the data?
The Closing the Gap report shows a mix of successes and failures, but early childhood education holds the key to significant progress.
The benefits of learning through play are well documented. In rural communities in South Africa, "playing school" produces passionate lifelong readers.