Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 21 2013

Childcare Centre Equipment Important when Choosing a Childcare Centre

Childcare Centre Equipment, Toys, Books & Devices In choosing a Childcare Centre the equipment, toys, books and digital devices that are in the Childcare Centre is a very important factor to consider. Not only does it reflect the standards that the centre has set, it is through playing that your child learns, so the type …

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Feb 19 2013

Technology in Education Steven Fry’s Top 100 Greatest Gadgets

Technology in Education Steven Fry’s Top 100 Greatest Gadgets Just this week I saw a documentary of  Steve Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets that identified many Digital Devices on the list, that support Technology in Education. To my amazement what I thought was to be one of the top was rated as number 10, that being …

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Feb 18 2013

Learning Outcomes in Early Childhood

  Importance of Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes require being embedded into our planning to be truly effective for both the child, teacher and parent.  Learning for children is achieved overtime through a variety of experiences they encounter. I read an article written by a Luke Touhill and his statement was very valid regarding early childhood …

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Feb 17 2013

Childcare Centre Staff Qualifications & Ratio Check

Childcare Centre Staff Qualifications Checking Childcare Centre staff qualification is an important fact to consider when choosing a Childcare Centre for your child. When you visit the Childcare Centre ask about the training and education the carer that would be looking after your child has had. Have they been participating in any recent professional development …

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Feb 07 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE NEW HYGIENE RULES IN AUSTRALIA

Childcare Centre Guidelines “Staying Healthy” Released Childcare Centre hygiene rules released on the 5th February by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) aimed at keeping children safe and healthy in a Childcare Centre has been widely criticised in the press, in particular by Dr Steve Hambleton the Australian Medical Association president. He is …

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Feb 06 2013

NAPLAN FUNDING of $60.5 MILLION FOR QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS LITERACY & NUMERACY

Naplan Funding for Queensland State Schools Australian Federal School Education Minister Mr Peter Garrett has announced a further $60.5 million initiative with the Queensland State Government aimed at boosting literacy and numeracy results in the states schools. Naplan Funding encouraged for other states The Federal Government welcomed Queensland’s participation in the Improving Literacy and Numeracy …

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Feb 04 2013

PREP CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA TO HAVE REPORT CARDS IN 2013

Prep children in Australia to have a report card for 2013 We have always been aware as early childhood teachers that their needs to be some way to assess children and their ability to learn and understand concepts. The latest changes that have passed through state government recently have identified this need. There has however …

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Feb 04 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE RATINGS TO BE PUBLISHED BY AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Childcare Centre Ratings to be Published On the 31st January 2013, The Hon Kate Ellis, Australian Federal Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care announced that as part of the new National Quality Framework (NQF), from later on this year parents will be able to access ratings of their local Childcare Centre on the government’s …

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Feb 01 2013

DIGITAL DEVICES WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR TODDLERS & YOUNG CHILDREN?

Digital Device Application What is acceptable technology when we refer to Digital Devices such as iPads and young children? With an array of tablet choices out there for adults, they seem to be catering for as young as a child can grab one and slide a finger! The design of these may do just that, …

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