For many families, the changes to the childcare system which come into effect on 2 July are good news.
Early Learning & Kinder News
For many mothers, going back to work after having babies can be daunting. Adjusting to the ‘busyness’ of life at home with a new family can seem hard enough without the added complication of returning to work thrown in…
Giving the freedom of choice to children almost seems counter-intuitive, but in fact, early learning environments which put the freedom of choice in the hands of the child are remarkably productive. They’re remarkably peaceful. And they’re remarkably successful.
Even when they’re not speaking, children use at least 100 languages to express themselves.
There must be a very sound motivation for a company to invest millions of dollars in a children’s playground, so what’s behind global mining giant, Rio Tinto’s ongoing commitment to the 60,000m2 NatureScape development in King’s Park in Perth?
As parents, we invest thousands of dollars in our children. We give them the best education we can afford. We spoil them with gifts and treats. We often give in to their demands for the latest gadgets, fashion or sporting gear. But what about making an investment where it matters most? Building up their self-confidence.
The early years of life are the most important for learning and with the reforms setting the stage for a more affordable, accessible and flexible child care system, the long-term impact on Australia’s economy and the overall health of its citizens could be significant.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is considered an ‘alternative’ educational approach to early childhood learning, but it delivers very mainstream outcomes.