Quality childcare is vital: commissioner
The West Australian - November 12, 2007

A national system of high quality childcare and early education is critical to a nation's social wellbeing, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner...

Howard policy launch factbox
Daily Telegraph - November 12, 2007

Childcare tax rebate to be paid directly to childcare services so up-front fees can be cut by 30 per cent - $652.4 million over four years...

Howard targets childcare and schooling
The Australian – Sid Marris – November 12, 2007

…the Coalition now proposing to pay childcare tax rebates in advance to the provider so that fees are reduced before parents pay...

Australia lagging on childcare spending: report
ABC Online - November 12, 2007

New research shows Australia is falling behind other developed countries when it comes to investment in childcare. The study, to be published in the Kids...

Coalition launches fifth term bid
The Australian - November 12, 2007

A RE-ELECTED coalition government would pay the childcare rebate up-front and provide up to $1 million to help build childcare facilities in areas of...

Cost not only child-care issue - it's quality, says book
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling – November 12, 2007

INCREASING payments to parents to cover the expense of child care will only drive up costs and do nothing to improve the quality of care children receive...

Widening child care options
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 9, 2007

By Sue Dunlevy JOHN Howard broke his promise on interest rates for the sixth time this week, but he also produced a policy that will help families pay for \...

Benefits of full childcare debatable
The Canberra Times - Bettina Arndt - November 9, 2007

The same figures are now being trotted out by the Labor Party in promoting their new child care policies. Early intervention makes a difference in...

The preschool investment really pays off says study
New California Media - San Francisco USA - Mary Ambrose - Nov 08, 2007

Children who attend preschool do better than those who don't, when they enter school, and the study notes, the effect is long lasting...

Non-maternal care linked to reduced physical aggression in children of mothers with less education
ScienceDaily USA - November 7, 2007

Among children of mothers with low education levels, those who receive regular care from other adults during preschool years may be less likely to have problems with physical aggression...

Watching violent TV at pre-school age linked to aggression in young boys
Seattle Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center USA - November 5, 2007

A clear link was found between pre-school age boys who watched violent programs and their later development of anti-social and aggressive behaviors at ages 7 to 9. There was no such correlation found for girls.

Labor 'in front' on childcare - so far
NEWS.com.au – November 4, 2007

A SUMMIT of peak childcare bodies and academics has said Labor is leading the Coalition on child care on the basis of their pre-election policy...

Pre-schools breed bullies
NEWS.com.au - Ellen Connolly and Katherine Banks - November 4, 2007

PRE-SCHOOLS have become a breeding ground for bullies who are bolder than previous generations, researchers claim...

Commission pushes for paid maternity leave extension
ABC Online - November 2, 2007

Commission chairman Derek Volker says it would help ease the burden on the ACT's childcare services, which are already struggling to cope...

Australian conglomerate looks to snap up Alberta daycares
CBCNews Canada - November 2, 2007

Parents with children in daycare are worried about the world's largest for-profit daycare company's moves to take over child-care centres in Alberta...