The promised returns on investment in preschool won't just happen. They depend on a complex chain of events, from preschool through to adulthood, involving the child and their family.
Language milestones matter not as the final word, but as possible signals about where children might be struggling and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential.
An economic evaluation of a program of interventions for Australia's most vulnerable children has produced startling results.
For learners in the early stages of reading, the best way to counteract the loss of literacy skills over the summer is not by forcing study but by boosting play that develops fine motor skills.
Kindergarten educators are like detectives who investigate alongside their students and who use students' creations to gain insight into their development and interests.
Create opportunities for children to see same-sex relationships and gender diversity to prepare them to live and work in today's society.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
The plan to fully implement a quality early childhood program in all Nova Scotia public schools is crucial when more than one in five children live in poverty.
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.