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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.
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.
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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.
Dr Jon Quach, a long-standing CCCH researcher, was recently awarded the Early Career Researcher prize at the Melbourne University Graduate School of Education.
In 2016, CCCH sent its largest cohort ever to the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.
The early years are a unique opportunity to amplify outcomes for all children so that they can become healthy and contributing adults.
Learn how greater levels of community engagement can enhance the design and delivery of services. Read the report.
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.
As well as being a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Community Child Health is a research department of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. To celebrate this significant milestone, MCRI has released Brilliant Minds as a snapshot of its researchers’ work.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.