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'Dream more than others think is practical' : discovering a vision for a new Child and Family Service : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education. /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 115 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 108-115Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'For all our children' : report of the independent inquiry into the provision of universal access to high quality preschool education /

by Walker, Kathy | Australian Education Union.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2004Description: 74 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65 Includes appendicesSummary: As a relatively wealthy country, Australia is one of the four lowest spending of 36 countries on preschool education for children aged three years and over. The Commonwealth government provides assistance to all other sectors of education, but since 1985 has provided no support to preschools. This national under-resourcing of preschool education underpins many of the barriers that currently prevent universal access to high quality preschool education. Within it, different systems are providing different levels of commitment to preschool education, leading to inequities in the cost to parents and the level of support and resources provided to services. The AEU initiated this independent inquiry because of our concern about the children who continue to miss out on such access. The inquiry is underpinned by a commitment to equity and the belief that all children in Australia should have access to a high quality free public preschool education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A head start for Australia : an early years framework /

by New South Wales. Commission for Children and Young People | Queensland. Commission for Children and Young People.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. NSW Commission for Children and Young People 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://kids.nsw.gov.au/files/headstart_full.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:32:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A meta-analysis of the impact of community-based prevention and early intervention action. /

by Gauntlett, Erin | Hugman, Richard | Kenyon, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: xii, 113 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-113)Availability: (1)

A picture of Australia's children [2005] /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: xvi, 119 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references AIHW Cat. No. 58 This is the third national report on the health and wellbeing of Australian children -- preface May 2005 This report was authored by Indrani Pieris-Caldwell and Meredith Bryant --page x.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A picture of Australia's children 2012

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012Description: xi, 150 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 135-146 Appendices : p. 117-134 "The primary contributors to this report were Ingrid Seebus, Deanna Eldridge, Karen Pegrum, Alison Watters and Kate Wright of the Children, Youth and Families Unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ..."--P. v.Summary: This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing. Deaths rates for infants and children have declined since 1986, rates of risky drinking and smoking among children aged 12-14 are down, and most children achieve above the minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But there is still room for improvement. Almost one-quarter of children are developmentally vulnerable at school entry, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children in socioeconomic disadvantaged areas are likely to fare worse across a broad range of indicators.Availability: (1)

A review of the early childhood literature /

by Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2000Description: iv, 39 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2000 Includes bibliographical references Prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services as a background paper for the National Families Strategy.Availability: (1)
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Abecedarian : the ideas, the approach, and the findings /

by Ramey, Craig T | Sparling, Joseph J | Ramey, Sharon L.

Publisher: Los Altos, CA Sociometrics Corp. 2012Description: xix, 364 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-364)Summary: This is a history and practical guide about The Abecedarian Project, an early education experiment launched in 1971 and then replicated in multiple other studies. The Abecedarian Approach is evidence-informed and 'total child' in the way it promotes learning and positive academic and social outcomes for children who begin life 'at risk' due to social or biological factors. The Abecedarian Project is a landmark study conducted in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with 111 children born into extremely impoverished life circumstances. The intervention involved intensive learning and social-emotional supports, starting in infancy and continuing until at least kindergarten entry, for children and their families. For the first-time ever, this book brings together all of the key details of this scientific and educational project so that community leaders, educators, policymakers, and parents know exactly what the 'Abecedarian Approach' means. This book provides a down-to-earth blueprint for how to use and adapt the Abecedarian Approach for different groups of children and families living in many diverse communities in today's rapidly changing world. The book emphasizes how to actively engage young children and their families so that children receive the full range of enriching, growth-promoting experiences they need to be well-prepared for school entry and later achievement in academic and personal-social areas. The Abecedarian Approach has been used successfully in center-based care, home visiting programs, family day homes, and public school pre-K settings. Today, the Abecedarian Approach is one of the few evidence-based, proven programs that integrates basic principles of human learning and development into a fun, affordable, and effective approach to early childhood education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Access to early childhood education in Australia : insights from a qualitative study /

by Hand, Kelly et al | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the factors that affect parents' use of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Australia. Based on interviews with 94 parents in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia, it investigates parents' knowledge of and attitudes towards ECE, how different delivery systems affect participation, the key factors that influence parents, the factors that may support parents' use of ECE, Indigenous families, and parents' views on overcoming barriers to access. In Australia, ECE services are delivered by state and local governments as well as private providers, and are provided in a mix of contexts including kindergartens, standalone preschools, long day care settings, and schools. ; Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Methodology -- 4. Parents' understanding of ECE and what it can offer children -- 5. Barriers to using ECE -- 6. Factors that support the useAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Access to early childhood education in Australia /

by Baxter, Jennifer | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Hand, Kelly.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2013 Bibliography : p. 55-56 Inclues AppendicesSummary: This report presents AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before full-time school.Availability: (1)

An integrated approach to early childhood development /

by Moore, Tim | Benevolent Society | Skinner, Alexandra.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 36-43Summary: This paper was prepared by the Centre for Community Child Health, and commissioned by The Benevolent Society (TBS) to provide advice on how to move towards greater integration of the various elements of support and / or services needed by children and their families.Availability: (1)

Appendices to: The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: p.103-150.Other title: Early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland: appendices .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. ; See The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municpalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no. [B11222] Phase two of the Early Years Project Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australian Early Development Index : building better communities for children : community results 2004-2005. /

by Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne, Victoria). Centre for Community.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health and Telethon Institute for Child Health Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Balancing qualified staff requirements with shortage of recruits in child care ; the NSW experience /

by Purcal, Christiane | Fisher, Karen R.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Being, belonging and becoming : the early years learning framework for Australia /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2009Description: 47 p. ill.Other title: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Translations of Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families are available in LOTE on the webpageSummary: The Early Years Learning Framework is part of the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) reform agenda for early childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government's National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. It underpins universal access to early childhood education and will be incorporated in the National Quality Standard in order to ensure delivery of nationally consistent and quality early childhood education across sectors and jurisdictions. ; The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children's learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.Availability: (1)

Being, belonging and becoming : the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2009Description: 47 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Introduction -- A vision for children's learning -- Early childhood pedagogy -- Learning outcomes for children birth to 5 years. Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity -- Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world -- Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing -- Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners -- Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators.Summary: Australia's first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children's learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.Availability: (1)

Bridging the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' : report of the National Education and Employment Forum (NEEF). /

by Feeney, Anne | Feeney, Denis | Norton, Marion | Simons, Rob | Wyatt, David | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. World Education Fellowship 2002; Australia Council Queensland 2002Description: 95 p : ill. (some col.).Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.wef.com.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence early years project: phase two: final report /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 149p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2001 The report is to be published in November 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) Phase two of the Early Years Project Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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