About us

As Early Childhood researchers in the School of Education at Deakin University we aspire to make a difference to the life trajectories of all young children regardless of circumstance or opportunities. Our research addresses issues faced by young children, their families, and the Early Childhood Education and Care workforce locally, nationally and internationally in innovative ways.

The main topics of our research include:

  • environments for learning, development and wellbeing
  • young learners
  • children and their communities
  • transition to school
  • professional learning and the ECEC workforce

Read more about us in our Profiles (coming soon)


The EC Teaching & Research Group


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