The importance and lifelong benefits of the early years: An analysis of the evidence.
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Early Years Publications and Reports
The Interim Commissioner for Children and Young People has released the second annual edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Tasmania’s Children and Young People Report for 2018. It builds upon the work undertaken by former Commissioner Morrissey in 2016 and 2017.
The 2018 Report includes demographic data, data pertaining to early childhood and the transition to school, and middle childhood and adolescence, and data relating to targeted support for children and young people. It is designed to provide individuals, community members, professionals, members of government and non-government organisations, and children and young people with a picture of the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania.
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Mapping the gaps between expert and public understanding of early development
This report compares how experts and the general public understand the concept and importance of early child development. It highlights that a better understanding of these similarities and differences can help communicators identify the challenges and misconceptions involved and help them translate knowledge about early development.
A handy guide to help support strong conversations about the early years identifying the key challenges and opportunities for communicators.
The first major national study into the cost of providing late intervention services to children and young people has called for smarter and wiser expenditure to ensure children receive vital support services at a much earlier stage.