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Centre for Child Development and Education



The Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) is a non-government research institute that is part of the Menzies School of Health Research. The CCDE aims to positively and practically improve children's lives through better health, education and wellbeing, with a particular focus on Indigenous children's lives.

CCDE develops, implements and evaluates programs to improve early childhood development, and also aims to influence policy and practice reforms in child health, child care, education, family suppport and child protection. It also examines developmental health, an emerging field in early childhood research which examines all of the factors (social, biological and educational) that influence the wellbeing and future life opportunities of children during their earliest years (pre-birth to age five).

The CCDE aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children by:

Abstract adapted from the Centre for Child Development and Education


Centre for Child Development and Education
20 Catterthun Street
Winnellie NT 0811
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8943 5060
Ph: (08) 8943 5056
Fax: (08) 8943 5010


Last updated: 21 January 2014
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