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Most kids get dismissed from school hours before the workday ends. MiniStocker/Shutterstock.com

Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce

When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
With education an election battleground, Shorten is linking a new initiative on early childhood learning to the opposition’s broader schools policy. Dave Hunt/AAP

A Shorten government would subsidise pre-school for three year olds

The policy would create “a quality, two year program that boosts development in the most important years of a child's development – an investment of an additional $1.75 billion into early education."
Sending text-message reminders and tips to parents can help boost their children’s reading skills. ESB Professional/www.shutterstock.com

Text messages to parents can help boost children’s reading skills

Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.

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