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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.
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.
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Brain Builders presents the science of how children’s brains develop, using animation to make the complex simple and accessible.
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.
The design and delivery of services can be enhanced with greater levels of community engagement.
In an average school classroom, one out of every five children is likely to have some form of additional health and developmental need.
Professor Frank Oberklaid urges action to be taken to address the fact that one in five children start their school life developmentally vulnerable.
'We particularly welcome the call for increased focus on early detection of risks and emerging issues' – Professor Frank Oberklaid.
Professor Sharon Goldfeld spoke on the ABC's Life Matters program about the latest Australian Early Development Census results.
More than 96% of Australian schools took part in the 2015 Australian Early Development Census. Results now available.
Professor Melissa Wake spoke to the ABC's Dr Norman Swan about the success of universal newborn hearing screening and what else needs to be done.
Professor Frank Oberklaid calls on parents to read, sing and share rhymes with their children from birth to help 'raise a reader'.
VIDEO: Get to know the director of the Centre for Community Child Health, Professor Frank Oberklaid.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.