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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 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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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)

Australian Council for Educational Research /

by Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: 07/08/2003 10:28:22http://www.acer.edu.au/index.html 05/07/2004 16:35:20 2004=260 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/30/2003, 5 July 2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) is an independent, national, educational research and development agency established in 1930.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

Bullying affects us too : parental responses to bullying at kindergarten /

by Humphrey, Gary | Crisp, Beth R.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child care and early education in Australia : the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children /

by Harrison, Linda J | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: xii, 207 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Childcare and early childhood learning : draft report / Productivity Commission

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2014 "This is a draft report prepared for further public consultation and input." Availability: (1)

Childcare and early childhood learning /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2013 Summary: Parents use childcare most commonly to allow them to work on a full time, part time or casual basis. Given their typically greater role in caring for children (particularly younger children), access to affordable quality childcare can be a more significant factor in workforce participation for women than men. The educational and social benefits that childcare and early learning services offer children are also a significant consideration for many families in their decision to use such services. This issues paper is intended to assist people preparing a submission to the Productivity Commission's new inquiry into childcare and early childhood learning in Australia. It provides some general background information and raises questions that can assist in preparing a submission.Availability: (1)

Commonly used assessment and screening instruments /

by Black, Marsha | Powell, Diane.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: Word.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2004 Prepared for HIPPY USASummary: The information provided here should be useful for understanding the strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses of the instruments described. It can also be used to understand issues involved in the assessment and testing of young children in general and to educate stakeholders about these issues so that programs are not forced to use child assessment instruments in inappropriate ways.Availability: (1)
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Creating early childhood partnerships in the Diocese of Melbourne : a way forward in mission : a report for Anglicare Victoria and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Mason, Rika | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Fitzroy, Vic. Anglicare Victoria ; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007 2007Description: v, 80 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2007 Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-80)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cultural diversity and curriculum design : a professional development handbook. /

by Christofis, Lee.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Office of Preschool and Child Care, Victoria 1993Description: 50 p.Notes: Produced by the Office of Preschool and Child Care, Victorian Government Department of Health and Community Services in conjunction with the Free Kindergarten Association Multicultural Resource Centre Missing 7/07/2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Development risk exposure and participation in early childhood education : how can we reach the most vulnerable children?

by Seth-Purdie, Robyn | Biddle, Nicholas.

Publisher: HC Coomba Policy Forum Dec, 2013Description: Electronic.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: High-quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) facilitates higher female workforce participation and promotes early learning and development. Research on brain development has shown that the period from birth to school age includes uniquely sensitive periods in which the foundations for cognitive learning, self-regulation and social interaction are laid. Children from backgrounds that fail to provide them with the warm, responsive care and the stimulation they need during this period, are unlikely to meet developmental milestones—they become ‘developmentally vulnerable’. Certain conditions in the family and social environments of young children increase the risk of developmental vulnerability. Children who bear the highest burden of risk factors face the highest risk to their learning, development and health. They also face the highest lifetime chances of poor educational attainment, poor physical and mental health, behavioural and relationship problems, and low social and economic participation. Interventions to reduce risk and to increase the prevalence of factors that enable children to respond positively or resiliently to risk, reduce subsequent costs to education, health, welfare and criminal justice systems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early Childhood Australia /

by Early Childhood Australia.

Publisher: 2004Summary: Early Childhood Australia works with Government, early childhood professionals, parents, other carers of young children, and various lobby groups to secure the best range of options and outcomes for children as they grow and develop. Social justice and equity are the cornerstones of Early Childhood Australia's advocacy and publications programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organisation, Early Childhood Australia is in an ideal position to challenge the status quo and campaign for change. As a leading early childhood publisher, we aim to identify and promote best practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early days, much promise : an evaluation of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Early home learning matters : a brief guide for practitioners /

by Roberts, Kim | Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Publisher: London Family and Parenting Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Title from cover. This short companion to 'Early home learning matters: a good practice guide' ... --introduction. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This brief guide provides an overview of the key messages for practitioners contained in Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide. This is an essential resource for anyone working with parents of children from birth to five years of age, or developing early years servicesAvailability: (1)

Early learning programs that promote children's developmental and educational outcomes /

by Harrison, Linda J | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse | Goldfeld, Sharon | Metcalfe, Eliza.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2012 Resource sheet ; no. 15 Bibliography : p.10-17Availability: (1)

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