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Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH)

Preschool matters – for Australia’s future

Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s life. Making that transition successfully has lasting implications for children’s academic and occupational success. Sadly, in Australia many children do not make a successful transition to school.


“Childcare should be focused primarily on the needs of the child”

Director Frank Oberklaid addresses an Early Childhood Roundtable ahead of the release of the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment's Report on the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015.


Promoting children’s social and emotional skills

The Centre for Community Child Health is focused on raising awareness and building understanding of infant and child mental health. Read our latest resources for professionals and families, and find out more about building a child mental health framework for Australia.


Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Community Child Health

The Centre for Community Child Health is 21! Watch our new video to hear about our origins, achievements and future plans.


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Video: Brain Builders

Brain Builders presents the science of how children’s brains develop, using animation to make the complex simple and accessible.


About us

Established in 1994, the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) works in partnership with communities to support the health, development and wellbeing of all children.



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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.