Children are natural philosophers. Ask anyone who has encountered a three-year old constantly asking the question “Why?” Yet how often do we encourage the questions children ask and really take the time to further develop the ensuing discussion?
Free preschools for all children need to be offered in Australia if we are to compete economically with other developed countries, says leading international early childhood education expert.
Many parents are concerned their toddlers spend too much time in front of a computer screen, but new research shows children might be learning while playing.
New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies and toddlers helps tune the youngsters’ brains in ways that build crucial language and vocabulary skills.
One in five of the English students at tutoring company Kumon are preschoolers, as parents increasingly seek to give their children a head start on their peers when they reach school.
“She’s not your best friend, she’s my best friend!” – was the first thing my four-year old heard upon entering her new classroom.
Is your child feeling left behind? Here is how to help them through the sadness of not seeing their best friend at preschool each day.
The Abbott government is asking childcare providers to ''do the right thing'' and hand back $62.5 million given to them to improve wages in the poorly paid sector.
Families with one child in full-time day care are devoting about 9 per cent of their disposable incomes to childcare fees even though the federal government spends more than $5 billion a year subsiding parents.
Families weigh up the pros and cons of teaching their preschoolers a second language.
Children who attended kindergarten under qualified teacher scored higher in NAPLAN tests.