The useful links below take you to a number of high quality, evidence-informed resources.

  1. Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework The Victorian Government framework provides early childhood professionals with a common language for describing outcomes for children, and describes practice principles to guide early childhood professionals to work together, with children and with families to achieve the best outcomes for every child.
  2. Raising Children Network The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. On the Raising Children Network, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics and resources.
  3. Maternal and Child Health Services
  4. 30 Million Words project Find out more about the importance of saying lots of words to young children.
  5. Playgroup Victoria Playgroup Victoria is committed to helping all Victorian families discover the benefits of playgroup and is a not for profit organisation funded by membership, fundraising and government grants.
  6. BabyTalk Newsletter A newsletter showcasing selected free resources to “support the people who work with infants and toddlers”. See the link to view current and past editions. To subscribe to this newsletter follow the instructions at the bottom of one of the newsletters.
  7. Vroom Resources, tools and apps. Vroom is an online resource which was developed by a group of dedicated scientists, community leaders and trusted brands, with input from community organisations and families.
  8. smalltalk in Singapore Kidstart is a Government Initiative in Singapore that responds to the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable families. Singapore has implemented smalltalk as the enhancement to the supported playgroup platform. This short news report highlights the universality of the smalltalk resources and approach across cultures.
  9. Publication using EHLS Data. Provisional PhD paper by Shannon Bennetts using Early Home Learning Study data
  10. EHLS Results. The results of the Early Home Learning Study by Naomi Hackworth