Early Start Conference 2017

Early Start Conference 2017
Wollongong, Australia – 27–29 September 2017

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Conference Theme: Helping children flourish and realise their potential: Translating research for policy, practice and community

The Early Start Conference is a multidisciplinary conference presented by Early Start – a unique combination of community outreach, education and research initiatives, brought together under one roof.

The 2017 Conference theme “Helping Children Flourish and Realise Their Potential: Translating Research for Policy, Practice and Community” reflects the values at the core of Early Start’s mission. Our research efforts are founded in a commitment to bring together academics from across discipline boundaries and investing in relationships and partnerships that will cultivate best practice and innovation and ultimately improve early childhood education and practice.

The conference will present innovative interdisciplinary research findings and provide a framework for discussion around best policy and practice to assist children to flourish and realise their potential in areas such as school readiness, physical activity and health, information and communications technology, literacy and numeracy, social inclusion and Aboriginal education.


Major Partners

Goodstart Early Learning Big Fat Smile

Silver Sponsors

Illawarra Area Child Care Shire Child Care Centres

Event Sponsors

NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency
SMART Technologies Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand
Visionext Early Childhood Australia Harpercollins Children's Books


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