Comparison: How does Canada's first nations early education compare to Australia's?

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Thu 4 October 2018

10 mins

Dr Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

She has a unique perspective when it comes to how Australia is going with the provision of quality early learning to Indigenous children. She talks about the impact of early learning for small children.

Dr Blackstock was in Australia as a guest of Early Childhood Australia.

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