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Early Childhood Education and care’s ever-increasing value to families

The Front Project’s latest survey of over 1000 parents and carers highlights how COVID-19 has reinforced the value of early childhood education and care in families’ minds. The latest survey results show that 80% of respondents say early childhood education and care is very important to their family. Parents commented on the challenges of juggling […]

New app helps parents to support children’s brain development

The Bright Tomorrows app, which is free to download, has been designed to help parents and carers to support children’s brain development. Developed by Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation through their CoLab partnership, the app translates groundbreaking early years research into tailored tips for parents and carers of children under five. According to CoLab […]

Bambini of Lilyfield solidifies focus on the arts, plus how you can set up your own art space

Back in 2017, Amplify shared an interview with Bambini of Lilyfield centre director Anmol Lohia, whose powerful belief in creative arts education had led to many positive outcomes for the children at the centre, and the local community. This included a fundraising event where artworks created by the children helped to raise thousands of dollars […]

Families and vulnerability report: Why early education is essential to Australia’s COVID-19 recovery

Community Early Learning Australia has released a report that highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, and the importance of early education in the nation’s recovery. We are calling for childcare support to continue to ensure vulnerable children do not miss out on vital care. “With so many families losing jobs and income, […]

Don’t forget to play

How we can help families to facilitate learning through play while learning from home During the pandemic, many parents have been feeling stressed by the thought of having to continue their child’s early learning while in isolation. Some are trying to juggle work commitments while homeschooling children of multiple age groups, while others are becoming […]

Why vulnerable children need us more than ever

“We began 2020 in an environment never experienced before with Australia in the grips of fire, drought and later flood. Before many communities had time to recover, we found ourselves thrust into a pandemic. “Throughout the environmental crises communities drew together, mobilising efforts and helping each other, and early educators were a vital part of […]

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