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Useful resources and websites



KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and well-being initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services (like preschools, kindergartens and day care centres).It’s a framework that helps these places take care of children's mental health needs by:

  • creating positive school and early childhood communities

  • teaching children skills for good social and emotional development

  • working together with families

  • recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.




 Early Childhood Australia

As the national peak body for early childhood, ECA is a regular, and trusted, contributor to the public policy debate on all matters affecting young children (birth to eight years) and their families.  This includes:

  • Early childhood education and care (preschool, long day care, family day care, occasional care, mobile services and specialist programs)

  • Early years of schooling

  • Outside school hours care

  • Child and family centres, programs and support services

  • Inclusion support

  • Social and emotional wellbeing

  • Maternal & child health services

  • Parent education (birth to eight)

  • Other policy areas affecting children and their families

Online services for Centrelink, Family Assistance office and Medicare

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