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Australia should follow the research and provide free universal childcare

European politicians of all hues have been convinced by the growing evidence of the impact of nursery care for a child’s life chances. Why isn’t Australia listening?

Dads who read to their children give them an early start

Dads who read, draw, do puzzles and other activities are not only helping their children develop motor skills, they may also be shaping their learning ability.

Global experts on early years of childhood to propose future strategies

Inaugural Early Start conference examines theme of ‘changing children’s lives.

Early Start gains traction as an international leader in child development

Prestigious international journal to dedicate an entire special edition to UOW's early childhood research. 

Preschoolers encouraged to move more, sit less

Standing Preschools project investigates the positive health effects of moving more and sitting less. 

Minister launches $44million blueprint for 21st century early childhood learning

Australia’s Minister for Social Services The Hon Scott Morrison MP officially opened the most sophisticated early childhood teaching, research and community engagement initiative ever undertaken in Australia on Wednesday 8 July at UOW.


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Tony Okely

Expertise: Children and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, motor skills

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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