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The First Thousand Days

A new evidence paper has highlighted the astonishing rates of child development from conception to the end of age two and the benefits of a holistic approach to children’s health. Read the paper.

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A framework for impact

A project lead by the Centre for Community Child Health has explored how to build the capacity of the Melbourne Children’s campus to effectively support the translation of knowledge into practice and policy, and optimise the impact of research. Read the project findings.

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Laying the Foundations eLearning

Laying the Foundations is a new eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, supporting the professional development of early childhood educators and practitioners. Take a tour of the course!

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PEDS eLearning

Two new eLearning courses are now available for practitioners, both experienced and those new to Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS). Watch a demonstration.

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Behaviour development

In the first few years, children’s development is rapid and they are constantly learning new skills. These new skills, knowledge and abilities affect their behaviour. Read our new editions of Community Paediatric Review and Grow & Thrive for tips on supporting children's behaviour development.

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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.

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“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.

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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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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.