Contents for Every Child Vol. 20 No. 1


Considering the future of the early childhood sector—Alison Elliott

Guest statement

A strong ECEC sector means a strong Australia—Sussan Ley


An update from Megan Mitchell—Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner

Early Childhood Australia: 1938–2013—Ros Cornish

The National Quality Framework and early childhood intervention—Jackie Brien

Art is about ‘big ideas’—Margaret Brooks

The importance of touch—Pam Linke

AEDI: From research to policy—Alanna Sincovich and Sally Brinkman

Challenges to play in Queensland Prep classrooms—Lisa J Sonter

A good place to work—Wendy Boyd


Sustainability as the norm in early childhood settings—Sue Elliott


Becoming culturally competent—Catharine Hydon


Kerryn Jones


Settling into school: An extract from Your child’s first year at school


‘I’m not wasting my time playing fairy games’ Adult and child interactions with iPads™ in the home—Nicole Marshall and Hilary Monk

Technology as a business tool in children’s services—Brett de Hoedt

Professional development

Barbara and I—Jason Triggs


Transitions—School-based kindergarten in Western Australia—Stephanie Jackiewicz


Reflecting on the past six years of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood: 2008 to 2013 and beyond—Margaret Sims


The nitty gritty of head lice—An extract from Staying healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services


A great journey towards ‘exceeding’—Kimberley Beasley and Shelley Prendergast

Book reviews

Play and quality in early childhood: Educating superheroes and fairy princesses

Forest school and outdoor learning in the early years

How to wash a woolly mammoth

I spy pets …

What’s happening

News and events

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