Dr Tim Moore outlines the
findings of the key evidence paper ‘The
First Thousand Days’ published by the Centre for Community
Child Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. This seminal paper
explores the earliest stage of human development: the first 1000 days.
Due to the significance of this period for future health and developmental
outcomes, there has been a growing focus on the first 1000 days by governments
and the early years sector. The evidence is now clear that the way humans
develop is a result of interaction between a variety of genetic, epigenetic,
and environmental factors that operate as an integrated system. This
presentation explores the four key ways in which early childhood experiences
affect long-term outcomes – biological embedding, accumulation effects,
developmental escalations of risk over time, trip hit effects. This
knowledge-base is particularly relevant for those professionals working within
the early years educational settings.
Participants will learn how to:
Develop their knowledge about current research related to factors and mechanisms by which children's health and development can be positively and negatively affected.
Increase their understanding of the ways in which early childhood experiences can affect long-term outcomes.
Build links between this understanding and the pathways to positively influence the outcomes for children's health and wellbeing.
Early childhood educators and professionals in the early childhood sector, Teachers of the Deaf and teachers in specialist settings, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, Psychologists.
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
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