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Early childhood

A child’s physical, social and psychological development from birth to 8 years sets the foundation for their health and wellbeing from childhood through to adult life.


Indicators of Wellbeing

The Commissioner has developed this practical online data resource to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people.

Our Children Can’t Wait: Review of the implementation of recommendations of the 2011 Report of the Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA

Issues papers

Early childhood

Policy briefs

Maternal and infant health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework


Submission to the Productivity Commission, May 2014

Inquiry into Childcare and Early Learning

Submission to the Education and Health Standing Committee, July 2009

Review of WA's current and future hospital and community health care services

Submission to the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee, February 2009

Inquiry into the Adequacy of Services to Meet the Developmental Needs of Western Australia's Children

Submission to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, September 2008

National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care discussion paper

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