Study reports Early Education improves children's chances of attending University

Study reports Early Education improves children's chances of attending University

Can high quality early years education help children throughout their academic lives? A recent report says yes. 
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Posted: 2/7/2018 10:10:59 AM by Carla
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Healthy Bodies; Encouraging Children to Get Active

Healthy Bodies; Encouraging Children to Get Active

The children are having a ball this summer at Lifelong Learning Centres, playing and exercising outdoors in our play areas, sandpits and water parks.
The truth is, children are naturally physically active and love to move around. If there’s something to climb – they’ll climb it! It’s as children grow older and the other distractions of life start to take over that kids can gradually become less active, and negative lifestyle habits and perceptions of exercise creep in.
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Posted: 1/11/2018 1:38:11 PM by

Summer Sun Safety - What You Need to Know

Summer Sun Safety - What You Need to Know

What does the Aussie summertime mean to you and your family? Picnics on the beach? BBQ’s in the park? Kids playing in the sea? There are so many opportunities for fun in the sun in this beautiful country, but it’s important to remember to look after our health while we’re enjoying the great outdoors.
 
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Posted: 1/1/2018 9:00:00 AM by

Community Working Bee Creates a Buzz at Pitt Town Preschool

Community Working Bee Creates a Buzz at Pitt Town Preschool

This year saw the launch of the Lifelong Learning Centres ‘Working Bee’; a forum where families are invited to share ideas for improvements that could be made to their centre to make it an even more fun place to play and learn – and how the community can help make them happen! 
 
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Posted: 12/21/2017 11:18:08 AM by

Imaginations Thrive with New Veggie Garden!

Imaginations Thrive with New Veggie Garden!

Imaginations Early Learning Centre in New South Wales were very excited to receive a local government grant from the Mid West Regional Council for $2,053 to further develop their centre yard.
 
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Posted: 12/21/2017 11:07:54 AM by

Promoting Healthy Communities at Kids Care Mindarie

Promoting Healthy Communities at Kids Care Mindarie

As part of the Lifelong Learning Centres ‘Healthy Children’ framework for activities, events and incursions, Kids Care Mindarie recently hosted a ‘Healthy Communities’ incursion – an exciting visit from their State Emergency Service (SES). It was a hands-on experience for the children and fun was had by all as they role-played coming to the rescue! 
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Posted: 12/14/2017 5:03:52 PM by

Encouraging Children to Make Healthy Eating Choices This Christmas

Encouraging Children to Make Healthy Eating Choices This Christmas

The silly season is upon us and for many families, this means food glorious food… and lots of it! While it is a beautiful thing to be able to celebrate special occasions and quality time with family and friends through sharing in the joys of food, it can become very easy to overindulge during the holidays. We share some ideas to help you maintain a healthy balanced approach and ensure you're filling your children with goodness alongside the inevitable festive treats. 
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Posted: 12/8/2017 3:37:51 PM by

The NRL Pilots New Munchkin League Program at Lifelong Learning Centres

The NRL Pilots New Munchkin League Program at Lifelong Learning Centres

Lifelong Learning Centres new holistic Healthy Children framework is in full swing throughout our 160+ childcare centres across Australia! We were excited to hear that in South East Queensland, the NRL have developed an action-packed new Early Childhood Development Program for ages 3-5 years, which has recently been endorsed by Griffith University. The program was trialled in some of our Lifelong Learning Centres and has received a fantastic response from both children and educators.
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Posted: 12/7/2017 9:00:00 AM by

Making Healthy Dinners Easy For Busy Parents

Making Healthy Dinners Easy For Busy Parents

We know just how much there is to think about as a busy working parent, let alone with Christmas coming up! Healthy eating needn’t be a headache or unnecessarily time consuming. Here's some time-saving tips and simple dinner ideas that will help ensure your family are eating healthily, the easy way.
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Posted: 11/22/2017 2:59:48 PM by

Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Guest post; written by Sarah Algie, Centre Manager at Creswick Children's Services, VIC
Read how Sarah drew strength from the devastating loss of her first child Larna at just 10 and a half months old, by turning to their love of books, and creating a community library at Creswick Children's Services to share the joys of reading with the centre's families, as a fitting memorial for Larna.
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Posted: 11/15/2017 10:12:48 AM by
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