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The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, in collaboration with Monash University, has launched the Trauma-Informed Practice: A Guide for Early Childhood Organizations (TIO Practice Guide). This guide helps early childhood organisations integrate trauma-informed approaches into their operations. This invaluable resource, developed with the support of Gowrie Victoria and...

Many schools promote teaching the ‘whole child’, but to do this, education cannot only focus on knowing and doing – it must explicitly embrace being, writes John Quay. When we learn, we are knowing and doing and being - educators work with all three. While that...

Looking for a fun Australian gift for your kids this Christmas? Nearly all of the books reviewed here are by Australian-born and based authors and illustrators - perfect to put under the tree for young readers! For the littlies: Roobee Roo Series by Nico and Candy Robertson, pub...

Friday 27 October, 2023 is World Teachers’ Day in Australia. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) launched its annual World Teachers’ Day campaign — “Hats off to Teachers”. Teachers have the greatest in-school impact on the learning lives of our students. They should be...

Three distinguished educators from across the nation were celebrated as the 2023 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Award winners, recognizing their extraordinary contributions to early childhood education. Advancing Pedagogy and Practice - Balnarring Pre-School, Balnarring, VIC Balnarring Pre-School in Victoria was honored with the 'Advancing Pedagogy...

Nearly 500,000 Australian kids go to after-school care. Researchers Alyssa Clare Milton, Ian Hickie, Karen Thorpe and Tom McClean report that it needs to be more than a babysitting service. Outside school hours care – also known as “school-aged care”, “OOSH”, or “afters” – is booming. As of 2020,...

 How do we help those most at risk? ask researchers Melissa Cain and Joanne Quick There is increasing concern about Australian students falling behind in numeracy and literacy. NAPLAN results show that 16.2% of Year 3 students are at or below the national minimum standards in numeracy,...

The next round of education reforms can fix this, researchers Catherine Smith and Helen Dickinson report The National School Reform Agreement is made about once every five years in Australia. This is the main way the federal government can steer changes in how Australian schools are...