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International Early Childhood Resources




International Early Childhood Resources




 I explored the Early Childhood Australia: A voice for young children site, http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/. The focus of this site is on early childhood education, care, and the right of children. They work to develop policies that affect young children. This is a great resource for educators and families to gain valuable information and strategies to implement on a variety of early childhood topics.

Newest Reports:

-State of Early Learning in Australia Report 2016 – This report provides information on the quality, participation, and affordability of early childhood education and care currently in Australia.

Current Inquiries:

-Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Education Evidence Base- looking at national approaches to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care to improve outcomes.

-National Quality Framework Review – Looking at the efficient and effective ways Australia is improving quality education and care.

-Reform of the Federation White paper – Documentation of government spending to improve transparency.

I was impressed with the extent of information this site offers in a variety of formats.

– Webinars

– Learning modules

– Social media channels

– Early Childhood Magazine

– ECA Voice News Letter

– Everyday Learning series

– Research in Practice series

– Australian Journal of Early Childhood Education

– ECA WebWatch e-newsletter

The parent section provides important information and strategies on real topics affecting parents of young children. Everyday topics that affect parents and children like, children’s health and nutrition, separation anxiety, sleeping, and transitions to school. I would recommend this site to educators and parents of young children.








Author: cstravato

I am a wife of 14 years and have two boys, one is 10 and an the other is 8. They are busy and keep us hopping. I have been a pre-school teacher for 9 years with a break in the middle to teach kindergarten in FL for three years, and I had the luxury of staying home with my two boys for a few years. I enjoy teaching pre-school age children it gives me great pride to help set a generation up to succeed in their school careers and life. I am currently going back to school to complete my masters degree in early childhood education at Walden University.

4 thoughts on “International Early Childhood Resources

  1. I enjoyed your post. I also went the Australia Early Childhood website. I enjoyed the website too. I actually was focusing so much on the research that I am glad that you shared that there are interesting webinars. I would like to see the interview process, main channel, magazines, and news letters. I am going to keep up with it so if one day I want to move there to teach I will know what the going on in early childhood in Australia.

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  2. Oh how I love Australia! I had pretty good luck in previous classes mailing contact with early childhood professionals from this country. I definitely got the feeling the country as a whole – from the top governmental officials to the average citizen – “buys in” to the societal benefits of investing in the nation’s young children. They epitomize the meaning behind Whitney Houston’s lyric, “I believe the children are the future…”. I couldn’t agree more!
    And now that song is stuck in your head, isn’t it? 🙂


  3. Hello, I too focused more not he research topics the three websites provided. It was very interesting to see the varying degree of focus, efforts, and ways they shared information to make it accessible to all who are interested. I learned via one of the article the World Health Organization provides topics of care that educational services should cover. Many countries in Africa attempt to improve their educational system with programs in place, but the mortality rate, health issues make it extremely difficult to accomplish. Thank you for sharing your post.


  4. I chose this website as well! I was thrilled as well to see so many resources to keep you update on early childhood education topics and issues. The more we learn and understand other systems of education around the world the more opportunities we have to come together to better our children’s lives.

    -Taylor Solomon


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