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Investing in the early years : a national early childhood development strategy : an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments /

by Council of Australian Governments.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Council of Australian Governments 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 37-41Summary: A collaborative effort between the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments to ensure that by 2020 all children have the best start in life. The strategy is based on clear evidence from Australia and overseas that the early years of a child's life have a profound impact on their future health, development, learning and wellbeing. There are also signs that social changes over recent decades have impacted on family functioning and that some early childhood development and family support services struggle to meet diverse family needs. In particular, more and more families rely on early childhood services to support their workforce participation and the choices they make about how they balance work and family responsibilities. There is good evidence that many programs aimed at alleviating disadvantage during the early years of life are both effective for improving child outcomes and often yield higher returns on investment than remedial interventions later in life.Availability: (1)

Is child care affordable? : pressures on families and their use of formal long day care

by Tasker, Gill | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Siemon, Don.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: 83 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes index. Future directions in child care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Is child care affordable? : pressures on families and their use of formal long day care : interim report. /

by Tasker, Gill | Siemon, Don.

Publisher: unpub. [1998]Description: 45 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: [March, 1998] Interim report. Submission to Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on 19 March 1998.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Listening to children : the professional response to hearing the abused child. /

by Bannister, Anne (ed.) | Barrett, Kevin (ed.) | Shearer, Eileen (ed.).

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, U.K. Longman 1990Description: 184 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making a difference for children : the journey in assuring quality child care /

by National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC).

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) 2009Description: x, 126 p. : ill.Notes: 2 copies Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: 'Making a Difference for Children: The Australian journey in assuring quality child care' chronicles the development of quality child care including the implementation of the current Child Care Quality Assurance systems and conveys the unique circumstances of Australia being the only country with child care accreditation supported by Government and linked to Government funding.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making the case for universal childcare /

by Ben-Galim, Dalia | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography pp. 18-19Summary: This paper makes the economic case for universal childcare for preschool-aged children. On the basis of new cost-benefit analysis, we show that universal childcare pays a return to the government of 20,050 (over four years) in terms of tax revenue minus the cost of childcare for every woman who returns to full-time employment after one year of maternity leave. We therefore argue that the provision of universal childcare should be a strategic priority for public service and welfare reform in the UK.Availability: (1)

Modelling child care services and subsidies. /

by Schofield, Deborah | Polette, Josh | Hardin, Alex.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1996Description: v, 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 49-52. January 1996 At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

Our future on the line : keeping the early childhood education and care reforms on track /

by Early Childhood Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Early Childhood Australia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A State of the Sector report by Early Childhood AustraliaSummary: Improving the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia certainly has its challenges but it will achieve good outcomes for children, families, the early childhood education and care workforce and the nation.Availability: (1)

Parent choice of early childhood education and care services /

by Noble, Karen.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Re-framing of childcare in Germany and England : from a private responsibility to an economic necessity /

by R ling, Anneli.

Publisher: London, U.K. Anglo-German Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Report of the Fitzroy early childhood project /

by Wyse, Trudy | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion.

Publisher: 2003; WWW Communications Pty Ltd ; Community Child Care Victoria 2003Description: 105 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Research priorities for Indigenous children and youth /

by Borg, Tracey | Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Sooner not later : a international literature and program review of early childhood initiatives for disadvantaged families. /

by McLoughlin, June | Nagorcka, Jeanette.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: 93 p. PDF.Online Access: E-resource Notes: November 2000 The first three years project: stage 1. Summary: There is growing evidence that the first three years of life are fundamentally important in determining long term outcomes and life chances for children, including educational outcomes. This report presents the findings of Phase 1 of the First Three Years Project, an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL). The report is structured to provide an introduction, a description of the methodology, a review of selected literature, a report of a national survey of family and children’s services operating in the first three years of life, a report on consultations and a framework for the consideration of future BSL programs. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Starting strong [I] : early childhood education and care. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2001Description: 213 p.(Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: This series of reports provides valid, timely and comparable international information on early childhood education and care. It aims to support countries in reviewing and redesigning policies to improve their early childhood services and systems. The series includes thematic reports on key policy areas, reviews of individual country policies and practices, as well as key indicators on early childhood education and care.Summary: Improving the quality of, and access to, early childhood education and care has become a major policy priority in OECD Member countries. The early years are increasingly viewed as the first step in lifelong learning and a key component of a successful educational, social, and family policy agenda. Countries have adopted diverse strategies to policy development in this field - strategies which are deeply embedded in particular country contexts, values, and beliefs. In particular, early childhood policy and provision are strongly linked to cultural and social beliefs about young children, the roles of families and government, and the purposes of early childhood education and care within and across countries. Yet, countries share many similar challenges and issues. Taking a broader and more holistic approach than previous studies, this book provides a comparative analysis of major policy developments and issues in 12 OECD countries, highlights innovative approaches, and proposes policy options that can be adapted to varied country contexts. What are the most promising strategies for organising policy in ways which promote child and family well-being? Looking towards the future, the report proposes eight key elements of successful policy for decision makers seeking to promote equitable access to quality early childhood education and care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Starting strong II : early childhood education and care. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2006Description: 441 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: This series of reports provides valid, timely and comparable international information on early childhood education and care. It aims to support countries in reviewing and redesigning policies to improve their early childhood services and systems. The series includes thematic reports on key policy areas, reviews of individual country policies and practices, as well as key indicators on early childhood education and care.Summary: This review of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in twenty OECD countries describes the social, economic, conceptual and research factors that influence early childhood policy. These include increasing women’s labour market participation; reconciling work and family responsibilities on a more equitable basis for women; confronting the demographic challenges faced by OECD countries; and in particular, addressing issues of access, quality, diversity, child poverty and educational disadvantage. Starting Strong II outlines the progress made by the participating countries in responding to the key aspects of successful ECEC policy outlined in the previous volume, Starting Strong (OECD, 2001). It offers many examples of new policy initiatives adopted in the ECEC field. In their conclusion, the authors identify ten policy areas for further critical attention from governments. The book also presents country profiles, which give an overview of ECEC systems in all 20 participating countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Starting strong III : a quality toolbox for early childhood education and care / OECD

by Taguma, Miho | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Litjens, Ineke | Kim, Janice Heejin | Makowiecki , Kelly.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: 369 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: This series of reports provides valid, timely and comparable international information on early childhood education and care. It aims to support countries in reviewing and redesigning policies to improve their early childhood services and systems. The series includes thematic reports on key policy areas, reviews of individual country policies and practices, as well as key indicators on early childhood education and care.Summary: Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits – for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on “quality”. Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society. This new publication focuses on quality issues: it aims to define quality and outlines five policy levers that can enhance it in ECEC. In addition, it provides busy policy makers with practical tools such as research briefs, international comparisons, country examples, self-reflection sheets, etc. in order to successfully implement these policy levers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Stepping stones: the development of early childhood services in Australia. /

by Mellor, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch 1990Description: 226 p. Bibliography: p. 198-212.Notes: Includes abbreviations and glossary of termsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to office of child-care regarding limurru neighbourhood parents and childrens' centre /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1986Description: 21 p. : tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 1986.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Submission to the Ministerial Review of Preschool Services in Victoria /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2000; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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