Educational and research child care sites

Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA)
The Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc. is a broadly based professional association representing the interests of participants in curriculum work from all levels of institutionalised education. The site includes a number of publications concerning early childhood and details of an early childhood education network.

Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Australian Institute of Family Studies is an independent statutory authority which originated in the Australian Family Law Act (1975). It was established by the Commonwealth Government in February 1980 to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia. The Australian Institute of Family Studies' aim is to achieve and maintain eminence as a centre of excellence for research and information on family well-being.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is an independent health and welfare statistics and information agency. It informs community discussion and decision-making through national leadership in the development and provision of authoritative, timely information and analysis on the health and welfare of Australians. This site includes a number of useful publications on the history of the Childcare Program in Australia.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) was founded by a group of eminent experts and organisations in reaction to increasingly worrying trends in the wellbeing of Australia's young people. These experts saw the need to work together in new, collaborative ways in order to find solutions to the complex problems affecting our children and young people. It was out of this vision to bring together the best of minds and the most dedicated organisations that ARACY was formed. By using the latest information technology to span the distances of the nation ARACY has become a broker of collaborations, a disseminator of ideas and an advocate for Australia's future generation.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:

  • Support sustainable economic growth
  • Boost employment
  • Raise living standards
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Assist other countries' economic development
  • Contribute to growth in world trade

OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 100 other countries and economies, from Brazil, China, and Russia to the least developed countries in Africa.

Social Policy Research Centre
The Centre operates as an independent unit of the University of New South Wales and undertakes research into a wide range of social policy issues. The findings of this research are made available to specialist audiences and the general public through publications, seminars and conference presentations.

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - Education
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. Today, UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse - for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge - while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields.

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