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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.



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

The State of Western Australia's Children and Young People – Edition Two

Profile of Children and Young People in Western Australia

Report of the Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia

Issues Papers

Issues Papers

Early Childhood

Policy Briefs

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 Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, March 2009

Contribution from CCYP to the Department of Indigenous Affairs submission

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



Thinker in Residence 2014

International expert in child resilience Dr Michael Ungar visited Perth in 2014, offering new perspectives on a community-wide approach to building resilience in children and young people, particularly those who are vulnerable or who have complex needs.

Thinker in Residence 2013

Canadian early childhood expert, Dr Stuart Shanker, examined the function and application of self-regulation as a factor in improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia.

Dr Clyde Hertzman early Years seminar 2012

Dr Hertzman’s research links population health to human development and he has been instrumental in developing the Early Development Instrument, a world-renowned research tool which gathers data on key areas of child development.

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