Early Childhood

Time, money, exhaustion: why early childhood educators will join the Great Resignation

By Marg Rogers

As the Omicron virus leaves thousands of families without childcare, because hundreds of early childhood services have been forced to close, early childhood educators are in demand. Previously there was around 30% turnover in the sector, but a 2021 survey of 4000 educators revealed 73% planned to leave in the next three years. A multinational

“How are the children?” One powerful question to ask in early childhood education

By Dimity Franks

A presentation from the Early Childhood SIG at #AARE2021 with Deborah Pino-Pasternak, Claire McLachlan and Dimity Franks. The Masai tribes of Africa use the traditional greeting “Kasserian Ingera,” which translates to “And how are the children?” This greeting demonstrates the emphasis Masai warriors place on the wellbeing of the children in their tribe. As early

Want To Know How To Get Funding For Your Project? We Talked To Stakeholders. Here’s What We Discovered.

By Marg Rogers

Designing a research project that engages well with stakeholders is held up as the gold star when applying

Meet our remarkable guardians of play, protecting children from screens

By Vicki Schriever

Digital technologies are a prominent and integral feature of daily living and are present in our homes, educational settings and communities. This week research from the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW revealed parents see digital devices as necessary for their kids’ learning but worry about the distraction and activities they’re missing out on. So how

How children describe their role in organising the materials in a kindergarten classroom

By Evangeline Manassakis

Early childhood teachers have many roles in a classroom – mentor, therapist, nurse, scientist, and judge, to name

Early childhood help for children of deployed military personnel

By Marg Rogers

One parent shared with me that she was told ‘You’re just on your own until they go to

Hear our voices: growing up with speech, language and communication needs

By Jane McCormack

In kindy, I was very sad for most of the time. Nobody could understand me, so they didn’t

Toddler risky play: how we got up the research project and what we found

By Linda Newman and Kate Higginbottom

It isn’t often you see the terms ‘teacher research’ and ‘toddler risky play’ in the one sentence. So

The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity in Australia

By Des Griffin

I believe the most important outcomes of education for children today are the enhancement of their individual intelligence