Disadvantage in early childhood reading fill blanks 47

Disadvantage in early childhood reading fill blanks 47

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119. exercise

commence barriers lessen prepare

Disadvantage in early childhood poses multiple risks to children’s development. Factors such as low socioeconomic status, long-term unemployment of parents, and social isolation may have lasting impacts on a child’s chance of reaching their full potential. Whilst not eliminating disadvantage, preschool education can help to ……………………. the effects of these risk factors and can provide children with a better start to school. However, some of these factors may also be ………………………… to preschool attendance for groups that would benefit most from preschool education.

In Australia, the early years of children’s education is the responsibility of many government and non government agencies and it occurs in a range of settings. Preschool is aimed at children around four years of age to ………………… them for compulsory schooling from the age of six years. In most states and territories, children can start full time schooling at five years of age, when they enroll in a kinder garden or preparatory year. In 2001, just over half of five years old (57%)  were to school with about a third (34%) attending preschool. While in some states and territories children can …………………… preschool before they turn four, participation rates for three year old are much lower than four year old (24% compared with 56% for four year old in 2001). The preschool participation rate of four year old in 2001 (56%) was similar to the rate in 1991 (58%).


120. exercise

period agreed fewer hardcore

Children who skip school are increasingly on fairly holdiays, government figures revealed today.

………………… children truant this spring term compared with the spring term last year. Children missed 3m unauthorized days of school last term, compared with 3.7m days of school in the same period last year.

But a …………………….. group of truants – 6% of the school population who account for more than three quarters of all those on unauthorized absence, are more likely to be on a family holiday than they were in the same ………………….. last year.

Some 1.2% of absence was for family holidays not …………………. by their school last term, compared with 0.9% for the same term last year.

More than 60% of all absences were for illness, the same figure as last year.

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