The Early Years: Investing in Our Future
MetadataShow full item record
This latest report in the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s Focus on Western Australia series, the thirteenth in this series, looks to add to our understanding of the lives of young children in Australia, the environment within which they live and learn, and the services provided to families to enable their children to thrive.
The importance of the early years in influencing outcomes in later life has been well considered. What happens to a child in their first five years of life, their physical health, the connections they form, the resources they have access to and the early education and care they receive can have lasting impacts on their future outcomes. Despite this children are still entering the world and growing up in circumstances where they face significant disadvantage.
The report’s findings offer a deeper understanding of the breadth, depth and drivers of disadvantage in the early years of a child’s life, the impact of disadvantage on child outcomes, and the reinforcing effects of inequities in access to financial, developmental and learning resources, with a new BCEC Early Learning Disadvantage Index highlighting the extent of inequality of early learning opportunities across Western Australia and Australia.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Watching, creating and achieving: Creative technologies as a conduit for learning in the early yearsMcDonald, S.; Howell, Jennifer (2012)This paper describes the use of robotics in an Early Years classroom as a tool to aid the development of technological skills in a creative environment rich with literacy and numeracy opportunities. The pilot project ...
Salom, C.; Williams, G.; Najman, J.; Alati, Rosa (2014)Background: Alcohol and mental health disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, with co-occurrence recognised as a major public health issue. Socio-economic factors are frequently associated with both ...
Burke, T.; Stone, J.; Glackin, S.; Scheurer, Jan (2014)Despite the plethora of rental research, a significant gap remains in understanding the relationship between rental housing and 'transport disadvantage'. This project analyses the changing spatial concentration of ...