Melanie Randeniya, on 01 February 2019 13:44:24 AEDT
The Chatterbox, on 05 October 2018 14:46:46 AEST
Two bodies of research are beginning to intersect. One highlights the benefit of childcare on the emotional, social and cognitive development of children. The other on the synergistic benefit of interactions between the very young and the older members of society.
Melanie Randeniya, on 22 August 2018 17:21:59 AEST
Children communicate with us from the moment they are born. They cry to tell us that they are hungry, need comfort or need rest. They are responsive to sound from an early age and will turn their head in the direction of the noise, imitate and produce utterances.
Melanie Randeniya, on 12 March 2018 10:51:00 AEDT
The past decades have seen a substantial increase of mothers with young children entering the workforce and subsequent increased use of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) facilities. So, as more and more childcare facilities pop up, I am sure many parents are asking: is putting my child into care benefitting or hindering their development?