Investing in early childhood education and care can save more money in the long run – in areas including health care – than dealing with these issues later in life.
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
The government has delivered a pretty disappointing budget for education, with no secure funding for early childhood education and a recycled commitment of $300 for schools.
An inclusive education researcher says the government's consolation plan to boost school funding for autism services with no investment in early childhood education flies in the face of evidence.
Inattention is one of the most important early behavioural risk factors for a range of adverse life outcomes, including lower earnings.
The shared knowledge brought to full-day kindergarten from teachers and early childhood educators is part of why Ontario's program is so effective.
A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.
An internationally recognized educator who led the development of Ontario's full-day kindergarten observes what's at stake in little lives in one class.
Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
Nine years in from its start date, full-day kindergarten is doing its job laying foundational learning for the future of individual children and the province at large.
Education remains one of government's key priority sectors yet it continues to be in a crisis.
Awe-filled learning unfolds as a kindergarten class, accompanied by educators, investigates snow and water with tools, toboggans and more.
Providing the experience of love, trust, emotional availability and connection in the classroom is particularly important for children who don't have secure relationships at home.
Low-income, less-educated parents with non-standard work schedules rely most on home child-care providers whose rules would be relaxed under proposed legislation.
When parents walk in the forest with their children and us and see how children are drawn to spiral snails, together we see how connections with the land are critical for the Earth's future.
A recent study has shown educators can include and teach children on the spectrum in mainstream childcare, alongside their non-autistic peers.
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.