Contents for Every Child Vol. 17 No. 1


Building relationships to strengthen learning—Alison Elliott

Guest Statement

Message from Minister Ellis


The universal access commitment to early childhood education and its implementation in long day care settings. Introduction by The Hon Peter Garrett MP.—Russell Ayres

Building on what children know—Jenni Connor

The science of tea parties, sandcastles and a tiny seed—Stephanie Smith

It’s time to discard the name ‘childcare’—Pam Cahir

Social and emotional learning as a basis for curriculum—Pam Linke

Foundations for learning—Andrew Connolly

The Abecedarian Approach—Joseph Sparling


Thinking sensibly about the sun—Kate Rowe


Marte Meo—Sally Watson and Joy Elford

Developing children’s social and emotional skills—KidsMatter Early Childhood

Looking at everyday practice through new eyes—Paula Myott


Who can collect a child from child care? Legal issues in child care—Isabelle Crompton


Searching for the pot of gold—Nicole Leggett

National Quality Framework

National Quality Framework Agenda update

Moving into the next phase towards quality early learning—Jenni Connor

EYLF Professional Learning Program update


Interview with Maria Pender—Sarah Cameron


Elanora Children’s Centre ecplores social and emotional learning through the KidsMatter Lens—Aileen Brett

Professional development

The purpose of learning is growth—Catharine Hydon


Paid Parental Leave or Baby Bonus?

About bullying—Robyn Dolby

Book reviews

Everyday learning about bullying

Program planning for infants and toddlers in search of relationships

I don’t believe in dragons

Noni the pony

Fridge Door

What’s happening?

ECA sustainability and global warming links

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