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Early Start celebrates second birthday

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To celebrate its second birthday, Early Start at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is hosting a week of music-inspired games, workshops, special guests, activities, giveaways and lots more in the Early Start Discovery Space.

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Literacy focus for regional early education tour

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UOW Early Start focusing on building blocks of learning. Enhancing basic literacy skills for young children through everyday experiences is the focus of a new workshop targeted at early childhood educators that will reach the Dubbo and Walgett region this week.

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How's and why's of talking to your baby

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Early Start Speakers Series offers pointers to parents. The University of Wollongong’s Early Start Discovery Space will officially launch its newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, on Wednesday 29 March with a talk on...

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Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants

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Academic research delivers enriching experiences for children in Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction.

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App for children, created by children

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A group of children, working with researchers from the University of Wollongong’s Early Start, have created what may be the world’s first app for children aged 3 to 5 that has been developed and designed by their peers.

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UOW IT chief Fiona Rankin named Education CIO of the Year

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University of Wollongong Director of Information Management & Technology Services (IMTS) Fiona Rankin was named CIO of the Year in the Education category at the 2017 iTnews Benchmark Awards in Melbourne last night (Tuesday 21 February). Ms Rankin was presented with the award for UOW’s Early Start Program, which uses technology to break down barriers to early years education and give children and educators in regional, rural and remote areas access to learning and teaching tools.

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Aboriginal children flourish with support of Early Start program

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“I didn’t know much about it (Aboriginal culture) and until I got to Koori Kids Club, I like know pretty much heaps now. It makes me feel proud of myself and teaching other people about our long lost culture, which is pretty cool,” 10 year old Jason shares

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Refugees invited to experience Early Start

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A game of soccer and a visit to Early Start formed part of a unique day for Illawarra refugees and their families at the University of Wollongong last weekend.

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Building a love of literature

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For a child, a book can open a world of possibilities. Climbing the Magic Faraway Tree with Silky, Moonface and Saucepan Man. Catching dreams with the BFG. Embarking on a frightful bear hunt. Standing on Platform 9¾ waiting for the next train to Hogwarts.

Read more about how University of Wollongong researchers are creating the next generation of book lovers.


Groundbreaking Early Start acknowledged in prestigious higher education awards

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The University of Wollongong’s Early Start has been recognised in the Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Awards, a great honour just over a year after the launch of the innovative centre.

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Picture books help preschool students understand their peers with autism

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A series of picture books created bu a team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) aims to help young children support and understand their friends who are living with autism.

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