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How children’s brains learn
• Harvard University – Everything you need to know about brain architecture
• Harvard University – The brain architecture game
How early learning settings amplify children’s development
Early Childhood Australia – Every Child, ECA Feb 2012
Helping children develop social and emotional skills
Mitchell Research Institute, April 2016
There is a mismatch between investment and opportunity in early childhood education in Australia. This report shows the extent of the divide in both opportunity and outcome between the poorest and wealthiest communities, between cities and very remote towns, and between children from different cultural backgrounds.
Harvard Centre for the Developing Child, May 2016
Examines the body of scientific evidence over the last 50 years to give a cutting edge analysis of the best evidence-based approaches to supporting child development in the early years.
Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, September 2015
Early childhood education and care is a key priority for the Australian Government in recognition that ECEC programs play a vital role in the development of Australian children and their preparation for school, and enabling parents to work. This review explores the literature on the complex relationship between attendance at early childhood education and care programs and developmental outcomes for children.