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Archive for May 2017

A History of Early Childhood Education

The roots of early childhood education go as far back as the early 1500s, where the concept of educating children was attributed to Martin Luther (1483-1546). Back then, very few people knew how to read and many were illiterate. This is a great article on the history of Montessorian, Waldorfian, Reggio-inspired and Traditional approaches in…

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The Benefits Of Imaginary Play

Imaginary play gives children the chance to role-play and engage in the social and emotional roles of everyday life. Whether they are pretending to be a firefighter, a superhero, or a princess, they are having experiences that allow them to view life from someone else’s perspective, creating empathy that will better equip them for social…

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2017 Child Friendly Excellence Awards’ by Mission Australia

Today we were honoured to receive these awards and Annette’s recognition for the ‘2017 Child Friendly Excellence Awards’ by Mission Australia in acknowledgement for our valuable contribution to families and children in the Inala to Ipswich region. It is a tribute to the passion and the dedicated hard work of everyone within our service –…

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National Simultaneous Storytime Day 2017

‘National Simultaneous Storytime’ is today A day to promote: The value of reading and literacy The value and fun of books To recognise an Australian writer and publisher To promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country To provide opportunities to involve educators, teachers, parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate…

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Teacher Tom – The Real Work Of Teaching

Beautifully and perfectly said! The relationship between the teacher is so vital to setting the tone for the whole classroom community.  This is also the case for an Educators environment, children are always watching and listening. Quote — Real learning requires processing, repetition, time, and experience to fully comprehend. It takes place on their (child’s)…

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iParent

Many parents worry about their children coming across pornography online and the effects this can have.   Many parents worry about their children coming across pornography online and the effects this can have. Some children may look for it out of curiosity, others stumble onto it by mistake. There are many ways we can come…

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Family Update — CCR Payment Option 2017-2018 Reminder

REMINDER – If changing your Child Care Rebate (CCR) payment option for the 2017-18 financial year, you need to do it by 30 JUNE 2017. If you receive your Child Care Benefit (CCB) as reduced fees your CCR can be paid: – directly to your child care service to reduce your fees – to you…

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Global Road Safety Week

Toot Toot, Beep Beep!  Make sure you look both ways before crossing! This week is the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, a great opportunity to brush up on your road safety knowledge to help stay safe on and around roads. The team at Raising Children Network have done all the hard work and compiled some super handy…

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National Simultaneous Storytime – May 24th

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is coming up next week at 11am on Wednesday 24 May, this annual campaign now in its 17th successful year, is a colourful, vibrant fun event that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books and promote the value of reading and literacy.  Every year during NSS a children’s…

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