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Farrant Brad M., Harrison Linda, Wise Sarah, Smith Grant J., Zubrick Stephen, July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care centre attendance is associated with an increased risk of concurrent ear infections, but what is less clear is whether there are any positive or negative long-term effects of early child care attendance on the incidence of ear infections…
Degotardi Sheila, Sweller Naomi, Fenech Marianne, Beath Alissa, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background This paper investigates Australian parents' child care decision-making, including the motivational and influential factors that they attribute to their choice. Research demonstrates that child care decision making is multifaceted,…
King Catherine L., Leask Julie, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infectious diseases cause considerable morbidity and mortality in children less than 5 years of age. Children attending childcare centres are at increased risk of contracting infections. It is of public health interest to understand what triggers…
Grant Sandra, Comber Barbara, Danby Susan J., Theobald Maryanne, Thorpe Karen J., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The increased regulation of teachers' work is a global phenomenon across education sectors. In Australia the governance of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) embeds international priorities for quality improvement in educational programmes.…
Degotardi Sheila, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines how joint attention episodes constitute a core feature of relational pedagogy for infants and toddlers. It draws on social interactionist approaches to language and cognitive development to propose that joint attention may…
Foulkes Jonathan D., Knowles Zoe, Fairclough Stuart J., Stratton Gareth, O'Dwyer Mareesa V., Ridgers Nicky D., Foweather Lawrence, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effectiveness of an active play intervention on fundamental movement skills of 3- to 5-year-old children from deprived communities. In a cluster randomized controlled trial design, six preschools received a resource pack and…
Cheeseman Sandra, March, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Australia's National Quality Framework identifies responsibilities for early childhood educators who work with infants to plan for and assess their learning. Educators are urged to be 'responsive to children's ideas and play' and to 'assess,…
Li-Kim-Moy Jean P., Yin Jiehui K., Heron Leon, Leask Julie, Lambert Stephen B., Nissen Michael, Sloots Theo, Booy Robert, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Aim: Influenza causes a substantial burden in young children. Vaccine efficacy (VE) data are limited in this age group. We examined trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) efficacy and safety in young children attending childcare. Methods: A double-blind…
Apps Patricia, Kabatek Jan, Rees Ray, Soest Arthur van, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents a structural model of the labor supply and child care choices of partnered mothers with pre-school aged children. The father's time-use decisions are taken as given. The main goal is to analyze the sensitivity of maternal time…
Hinkley Trina, Salmon Jo, Crawford David, Okely Anthony D., Hesketh Kylie D., 11 November, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Background: Preschools and childcare settings offer opportunities to promote adequate levels of physical activity. Research is needed to identify the key features of these settings to optimize young children's activity. The aims of this study…

Houen Sandra, Danby Susan J., Farrell Ann, Thorpe Karen J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Affording children's agency is an important pedagogical underpinning of a high-quality early childhood program. Yet little is known about how teachers' interactions create spaces for children's agency. From the perspectives of ethnomethodology and…
Morris Heather, Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Rutherford Leonie, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, O'Connor Amanda, Mantilla Ana, Huang Terry TK, Lording Kate Marion, Williams-Smith Janet, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We sought to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a preschool/kindergarten curriculum intervention designed to increase 4-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and the…
Davidson Christina, Danby Susan J., Given Lisa M., Thorpe Karen J., October-December 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Current perspectives on young children's use of digital technology suggest that preschool teachers need to provide more effective guidance for children. There is still little research, however, to inform how guidance might be understood and…
Cheeseman Sandra, Sumsion Jennifer, September, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Images of children as strong and capable rights-holders have nestled comfortably into the vernacular of early childhood education and care discourses. Promoting a view of children as entitled to contribute to decisions that affect them, these images…
Theobald Maryanne, Danby Susan J., Davidson Christina, Houen Sandra, Scriven Brooke, Thorpe Karen J., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The use of mobile digital devices, such as laptops and tablets, has implications for how teachers interact with young students within the institutional context of educational settings. This article examines language and participation in a digitally…