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Publications and research

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Browse the collection of publications and research designed to help families, early childhood educators, service providers and authorised officers understand and develop strategies to support early childhood development and education.

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Regulating for quality policy document

Read the regulating for quality document to learn how the department regulates to reduce risk to children’s safety, drive voluntary service compliance and promote continuous quality improvement.

Transition to school action area research

Research relating to each of the 5 action areas as outlined in the school decision-making tool designed to support successful transitions to school.

Early Years Centre—summary report

Summary report and overview of the evaluation of the Early Years Centre initiative.

Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census

Annual data collection from the early childhood education and care sector used for planning and program development, monitoring outcomes of early childhood initiatives and the implementation of the National Law.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

AEDC includes the 5 key domains and data collections and trends, plus access to resources to support the work of the early childhood sector in providing development opportunities for children.

Sleep learning research

Browse the collection of sleep learning resources developed to assist early childhood educators, service providers and authorised officers to reflect on quality sleep, sleep safety, sleep scheduling and stability, rest, and relaxation practices.

Lifting Our Game

An independent review that considers and provides recommendations on the most effective interventions in early childhood, with a focus on school readiness, improving achievement in schools, and future success in employment or further education.

Intensive Early Childhood Development pilot evaluation

Read the evaluation summary for the 12 month pilot program aimed at supporting the early childhood learning and development of vulnerable children.

National Partnership 2018 Annual Performance Report

The second annual report assesses the objectives and outcomes of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Disclaimer
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Photographs and videos related to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned photographs/videos on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

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Last updated 17 October 2019