Rachel Browne In the expanding world of early childhood education and technology, not all apps are created equal.
Matthew Dunn A study is being conducted at three Queensland kindergartens to examine the educational benefits of iPad use for pre-school children.
BRIDIE JABOUR Eighteen children had to escape their kindergarten through a window after a deadly eastern brown snake slithered into the classroom and chased them through three rooms south of Brisbane.
Julie Power Teachers are increasingly being bullied, yelled at, and in rarer cases, physically assaulted by some assertive parents who believe they have an ''inalienable right to scream and demand things for their children,'' the NSW Teachers Federation says.
Christine Sams A 20-year-old back-up dancer will become the first female Wiggle, as part of a major line-up change for the iconic band.
Is paying professionals to read stories helping children get ahead or replacing bedtime reading? Cosima Marriner and James Robertson report.
Caroline Milburn An early intervention program that helps children with maths and English also benefits their parents, writes Caroline Milburn.
Benjamin Preiss More parents are facing tough decisions about whether their children are ready to start school.
Cosima Marriner Enforced rests for children may make it easier for childcare workers, but it can be a different story for parents.
Cosima Marriner The standard of teaching in Australian preschools is ''very poor'', a government-funded national study into the quality of early education has found.
Cosima Marriner IT IS minus 15 degrees and three-year-olds are sleeping outside in the snow, snuggled up in reindeer-skin tents with hot water bottles to keep them warm.
Elisabeth Tarica On a Saturday, the grounds at Baxter Preschool are filled with excited children.
KATIE CARLIN On average, one child a month across Australia dies after being run over in the family driveway. Each death is one too many when driveway accidents can be prevented.
Schools NSW Preschool or Kinder programs provide a important early childhood education for children aged 3 to 5, before formal schooling commences. For some children it may be their first experience in out-of-home care. Here's are 10 tips for a smooth start.
Adele Horin Playgroups are considered the poor cousin to formal childcare, even though about 150,000 Australian children attend them regularly, usually with their mother.
Stephanie Peatling All child-care centres will be required to begin baby learning and child development programs from July as part of a Federal Government push to make sure children are ready to learn when they start school.