While the transition to kindergarten may seem stressful, it is also often exciting and full of anticipation. As children face changes on multiple levels, it can bring about anxiety and uncertainty as they face a new routine and a new set of classmates and teachers. Some preparation is needed on the part of parents and … Continue reading The Transition To Kindergarten: How To Support Families
ART AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: 1. Art assists building motor skills, and increases dexterity and co- ordination. Scribbling backwards and forwards is the forerunner to writing. 2. Art helps bilateral hand use and eye tracking. 3. Art gives children a sense of achievement, assisting in confidence building. 4. Art promotes the growth of cognitive, emotional, and … Continue reading How Art Assists Brain Development
The latest report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, Starting Strong, provides insight into how an early childhood education provides opportunities later in life across the developed world. The report has been drawn upon as a foundation by the Australian Government during development of the Early Years Learning Framework. Policy makers … Continue reading How Is Early Childhood Education In Australia Lagging Behind The Rest Of The World?
Teaching STEM in early childhood education is so important to a child’s learning experience during their formal schooling. Observation has shown that young children can grasp relatively advanced concepts in the STEM curriculum during their early childhood education. STEM stands for Science, technology, engineering and maths. In ways not fully understood, early development of STEM … Continue reading STEM In Early Childhood Education: The Benefits
There is lots more that can be done to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous cultures. This is especially the case in the early childhood education sector. There have been several large developments in achieving significant improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. These include significantly reducing infant mortality rates … Continue reading Benefits of Early Childhood Education Key To Closing The Gap