Tag: early education

South Korean Teachers, Parents Speak Out Against Government’s Plan to Send 5-Year-Olds to School

The South Korean government has proposed lowering the entry age for elementary school to 5 years old in an effort to tackle workforce shortages, but the move has raised concerns among teachers and civic groups. Education Minister Park Soon-ae said on Friday that her ministry aims to lower the school entry age by one year,…


Hundreds of Childcare Centers Close Crippled by Omicron Wave

Devastated by the Omicron outbreak, hundreds of Australia’s childcare centres are being forced to close as the struggling sector pleads for more financial support. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority, the federal authority that monitors the sector, revealed that up to 286 centres shut their doors temporarily on Thursday due to a health…


More Transparency and Government Regulation Required in Early Childhood Education: Union

The United Workers Union (UWU) is calling for greater transparency and regulation in the early childhood education sector after it accused the industry of putting profits before children. In a new report (pdf), released prior to a union protest in Canberra, the UWU accused early childhood education providers of receiving significant levels of government support,…


Early Education Sector Applauds New Funding From Federal Budget

Early Education organizations in Australia have applauded the Federal Budget’s new funding for the sector. Other than the previous commitment of $1.7 million for the Child Care Subsidy, the Federal Government last night announced it would further inject $2 billion into early childhood education over the next four years, which will ensure every child receives…