#13 In charge of early childhood for a day / The quality ratings system

We're back with some more discussion on the policy and politics of early education in Australia. This week:

  • What would we do if we were put in charge of early childhood education for a day?
  • Is the quality ratings system under threat?

Links discussed this week:

Parents deserve clarity over childcare ratings
Why 20 childcare centres are not up to standard
Childcare crisis: Quarter of Sydney’s most costly centres fail to meet quality standards
NAEYC: States with Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
Exclusive: new quality ratings now available from Government

News of the Week

Gillian Triggs to go as human rights chief, Turnbull confirms

Recommendations

Lisa: Linking The Forest To Self-Regulation
Leanne: Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions and Get Real Work Done by Jocelyn K. Glei (and bonus article on the same theme: I Used to Be a Human Being)
Liam: Childcare workers are underpaid because we’re women. We are the working poor

We'll be recording a "Q&A" episode in December, so if you have a question you want use to discuss, head right here!

Big thanks to skiebe and Nesha for their very, very kind rating and reviews on iTunes. We all really appreciate it!

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