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Children and Families Research Centre



The Children and Families Research Centre is an interdisciplinary centre for research and outreach in the Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University. It has been established to meet the need for information about how best to support children and their families in Australia. Families are the main influence on the development of children along with other people and settings such as teachers and schools. Australian data are needed about the development of children in the context of their families and other settings so that policy can be based on relevant and high quality research information.

The Children and Families Research Centre is unique in its focus on the developmental, social and educational factors affecting children and families in Australia.

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To conduct high quality interdisciplinary research that contributes to knowledge about the learning and development of children and families with a commitment to applying research to policy recommendations and outreach activities in a variety of communities.


Adventures with Science: Playtime for Parents and Educators Tuesday 28 April 2015

Research Seminars:
Studying the practices of leading - qualitative shadowing in early childhood research Thursday 19 March 2015

Jacqueline Goodnow Symposium Thursday 23 July 2015
Early Interventions Symposium November Tuesday 17 November 2015

Conference: Infants & Toddlers: Practice, Pedagogy & Research - 25-26 September 2015

Parents as Teachers Foundational Training 16 - 18 June 2015 and 27 - 29 October 2015
Parents as Teachers Group Session Training 19 June 2015 and 30 October 2015