All posts by Dr Jen Jackson

Dr Jen Jackson is the Program Director, Early Childhood at the Centre for Policy Development. Jen has worked at the interface of research and policy for 16 years, focused on education systems. She has particular expertise in early childhood education and care, gained through her experience as a policy-maker, researcher and regulator. Jen’s career spans Victoria University, The University of Melbourne, Australian Council for Educational Research, Parliament of Victoria, Curriculum Corporation, and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Jen has Master's Degrees in Public Policy (Massey University, NZ) and Education (University of Melbourne), and a PhD from Victoria University.

Does early learning matter enough in Australia?

Does early learning matter enough in Australia? Well, it definitely matters for children who thrive when they can learn through play. It matters to families who value the benefits for their children, as well as it because it enables them to work. It matters for our amazing early childhood educators, who’ve been at the frontline […]

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