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Four-year-old Stacey Musimbi sits inside a specialised early childhood deaf unit programme in Nairobi. Reuters/Samantha Sais

Are Kenyan children ready for the leap from pre-primary to primary school?

Early childhood education services have proliferated in the public and private sectors. But many children who attend these preschool centres do not receive quality services.
Those teachers who upgraded to an early childhood teaching degree were most likely to leave the profession. from

One in five early childhood educators plan to leave the profession

20% of surveyed early education educators said they want to leave their job due to low pay, volume of paperwork and feeling undervalued.
Better speech and brighter horizons. John Stillwell/PA Wire

Preschool attendance boosts language in disadvantaged children

All children with early language problems are at increased risk of struggling at school, and having reduced employment opportunities and life chances, but the risk of early language problems is disproportionately…
Better hurry up if you want a place. Reuters/Adrees Latif

New York mayor’s preschool crusade helps better-off families

Rookie New York mayor Bill de Blasio – poster child for America’s insurgent progressives – has promised to rewrite “a tale of two cities” by seeking to narrow gaps between the haves and the have-nots across…
Time to go back to work? Toddler via

Why free childcare is not helping many mums back to work

Over the last 20 years, early childhood education and childcare for the under-fives has become a major policy priority in the UK. Get more mothers into work, it’s argued, and we can start to close the…
Reggio Emilia gives special rights to children who could be marginalised. Flickr/Emmanuelle Bourgue

Reggio Emilia: how a city in Italy started an education trend

When in 1991 an American newspaper named a preschool in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in the 10 best schools of the world, the early childhood centres in this city gained international attention. So what did this…
Research shows kids are better off with quality early childhood learning, so why cut the funding? Shutterstock

Looming cut in preschool entitlements defies all evidence

The recent announcement by assistant education minister Sussan Ley that the 15-hour preschool entitlement introduced by the ALP in 2013 may be wound back to 12 hours signals a worrying trend in Australian…

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