Early Start Conference – improving children’s lives

University of Wollongong is hosting its inaugural Early Start Conference on 28-30 September. The conference, with the theme Improving Children’s Lives, recognises the importance of early experiences in shaping life trajectories. It’s aimed at early education and early years primary teachers. The IEU is a conference sponsor.

It will address the challenges that exist in policy and practice for children, families and educators by exploring current approaches to research in the early years of life and proposing strategies for the future that will both inform and improve work in the field.

Speakers include Professor Catherine Snow from Harvard University, Professor Edward Melhuish from Oxford University and Professor Michael Wald from Stanford University.

For details: go to www.earlystart.uow.edu.au/conference/index.html