We know from research children benefit from two years of preschool, rather than one. Universal access to preschool would also return benefits to the economy, and help parents with childcare costs.
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."
Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
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.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
Children aged three to five don't need to do formal academic assignments in early childhood education to hit their milestones.
Research shows early childhood educators are among the lowest-paid Australians, with some finding better pay in other fields such as night-time retail work.
As Pink Shirt Day approaches, early childhood educators offer practical strategies for parents and teachers to create an inclusive environment and reduce bullying.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
Schools across Canada should 'grow down' and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.
Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.
Are preschool teachers with college degrees better at their jobs?
New analysis of education expenditure shows spending on the vocational education and training sector has declined while other sectors have experienced growth.
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.