Prefab technology is driving the development of new classrooms in Australia that are a world away from the old “portables” you may remember. Access to schools with high-quality classrooms and safe learning environments is something every parent wants and every child needs. And as our education needs rapidly expand, the modular classroom looks set to play a leading role in our...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr David Heath and Dr Tharaka Gunawardena
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Children and play based learning

Children learn best when they’re having fun, and they are more likely to be having fun when they are playing. Children’s learning is optimal when they’re free to learn at their own pace and in their...Read more
|Comment|author: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
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Early intervention increases educational gains for inner city children

Researchers followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings suggest preventive interventions beginning in early childhood can promote long-term educational success that contributes...Read more
|Comment|author: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Toddlers need books, and lots of conversation

Learning outcomes in the first two to three years of life have been shown to have a huge impact on children’s ongoing educational achievement. Children as young as two who fall behind their peers in intellectual...Read more
|Comment|author: Katherine Smith
Alyawarr children watch Aboriginal stockmen unload brumbies at the Arlparra stockyards, Northern Territory, Australia. Picture: Rocio Diaz.

1000 days to close the gap

What we can learn from the early baby health centres in Victoria to close the gap in Indigenous infant health. International research has shown that the first 1000 days, from conception to age two, offers a...Read more
|Comment|author: Lisa Mamone