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Preschool is an opportunity to develop important social skills like taking turns, working in groups and making friends. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It’s not just ABCs – preschool parents worry their kids are missing out on critical social skills during the pandemic

Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.
Governments spend less than half the amount per child in early childhood education compared to what they spend per child in school. from shutterstock.com

Not all Australian parents can access quality childcare and preschool – they can’t just ‘shop around’

Many families already shop around for childcare and still face major barriers such as availability. And shopping around is not a realistic option for many living in disadvantaged areas.
Over the next few weeks, many preschoolers will meet their foundation teachers, spend some time in a classroom and hopefully make some new friends. from shutterstock.com

Children learn through play – it shouldn’t stop at preschool

One-quarter of children who start school aren't developmentally ready. Play-based learning in the early years of school can help with the transition, as well as providing a host of other benefits.

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