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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 childhood case studies /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)
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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 practioners /

by Roberts, Kim | Family and Parenting Institute.

Publisher: London, U.K. Family and Parenting Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This is the short companion volume to "Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide" by Kim RobertsSummary: 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 services. The link between social deprivation and poor outcomes for children is well established but, crucially, it is not set in stone. What the evidence also tells us is that when parents provide the experiences that children need for their early development, this has a huge and lasting impact on their future wellbeing and achievement, irrespective of their parents, of material or educational background. Involving and supporting parents by working in partnership is therefore an essential part of early years services.Availability: (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)

Empowering parents in Sure Start Local Programmes : national evaluation report /

by Williams, Fiona | Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills | Churchill, Harriet.

Publisher: London Her Majesty's Printer and Controller of HMSO 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2006Summary: study of the development of parent support services and parents' empowerment in Sure Start, an integrated program to promote child development and strengthen families and communities, based on six local case studies that included qualitative, in-depth, and semi-structured interviews with parents, staff, and other local stakeholders, observations, and document analysisAvailability: (1)

Enhancing learning in early childhood within disadvantaged families: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters /

by Webb, Jill | Gilley, Tim | Mutimer, Annette.

Publisher: unpub. 1999Description: 21p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.21-22)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Equity in student achievement across OECD countries : an invesigation of the role of policies /

by Causa, Orsetta | Chapuis, Catherine.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Based on harmonised 15-year old students? achievement data collected at the individual level, the empirical analysis shows that while Nordic European countries exhibit relatively low levels of inequality, continental Europe is characterised by high levels of inequality - in particular of schooling segregation along socio-economic lines - while Anglo-Saxon countries occupy a somewhat intermediate position. Policies allowing increasing social mix are found to reduce school socio-economic segregation without affecting overall performance. Countries that emphasise childcare and pre-school institutions exhibit lower levels of inequality of opportunity, suggesting the effectiveness of early intervention policies in reducing persistence of education outcomes across generations. There is also a positive association between inequality of opportunities and income inequality. As a consequence, cross-country regressions suggest that redistributive policies can help to reduce inequalities of educational opportunities associated with socioeconomic background and, hence, persistence of education outcomes across generations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluating the effectiveness of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) / [journal article]

by Barnett, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo | McEachran, Juliet.

Edition: Family Matters no. 91 pp. 27-37Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2012Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This paper uses unit record data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. The study is conducted in partnership between the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to FaHCSIA, AIFS or the ABS.Summary: Children living in disadvantaged areas are vulnerable to developmental delay. In 2009, the Australian Government commenced the rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) to 50 socially disadvantaged communities across Australia. HIPPY aims to support parents in their role as their four-year-old child’s first teacher, so that their child starts school on an equal footing to that of their more advantaged peers. A two-year quasi-experimental research design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of HIPPY. A propensity score matching technique was used to identify a matched control group from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Positive effects were found across a number of important developmental domains and spheres of influence, including the child’s cognitive ability and social-emotional adjustment, the parent’s self-efficacy and parenting style, the home learning environment, and the parents’ social connectedness and inclusion. Currently, HIPPY operates as a targeted place-based initiative. But, if the program is to have an impact on reducing social inequalities in child school readiness at the population level, it will need to reach the majority of parents and vulnerable children who are in need of more support and be linked to a universal early childhood education and care platform.Availability: (1)

Evaluation of transition : a positive start to school pilots /

by Astbury, Brad | University of Melbourne. Centre for Program Evaluation.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Centre for Program Evaluation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009 Bibliography pp. 44-47 Appendices pp. 48-50Summary: The Victorian government's Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development, released in September 2008, articulates a vision for Victorian education and early childhood development over the next five years. Improving transitions for children moving between early childhood services and schools is a priority area within the Blueprint, and relates to the goal that: 'By the time Victorian children start school they will be ready to learn at school and schools will be ready for them'.Availability: (1)

Evaluation report : Breaking cycles building futures /

by University of Melbourne. Early Childhood Consortium | [Catharine Hydon] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpub. 2005Description: 34 p.Other title: Breaking cycles building futures : evaluation report.Notes: May 2005 The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages. (Executive Summary)Summary: "The aim of this evaluation Report for the Breaking Cycles, Building Futures (BCBF) program is to examine its implementation - its achievements, learnings, and barriers in three local government areas with a particular focus on what is transferable to elsewhere. BCBF aimed to identify and implement strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services which better engage and assist vulnerable families. It was funded to add value to the Best Start program, a three year initiative that aimed to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of young children across Victoria from pregnancy through to eight years. Best Start was conducted in 11 local government areas and two Indigenous communities, characterised by above-average levels of disadvantage. BCBF was conducted in three of the 11 Best Start local government areas. ; The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages." -- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family day care : a study of three Melbourne projects. Dissertation for Sociology 401, Monash University /

by Lippmann, Leonora.

Publisher: 1975Description: 162 p. Bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Family day care : more than twenty years on. /

by Quagliana, Joan.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 1990Description: Unpaged.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Figuring out the framework : a visual response to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework /

by Grinter, Catherine | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Leonard, Lea-Ann.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 26 p. : ill.Other title: Family day care framework.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The Brotherhood of St Laurence would like to thank Family Day Care field workers Catherine Grinter and Lea-Ann Leonard for the development of this document, with contributions from Eileen Buckley, Kim Ferguson, Terri Heard, Linley Kensitt, Daniel Leach and Elizabeth Orr. Bibliography : p. 26 Printed copies of this publication are available from BSL Community Services. A new edition is expected to be released by 2011.Summary: This resource aims to assist early childhood professionals to implement the new Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the ; National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) Quality Practices Guide. The release of the Victorian Government?s Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework is an exciting development in the early childhood field. However, this document, alongside other state-based regulations and NCAC quality assurance requirements, can be quite daunting and difficult to understand. This is especially the case for early childhood professionals with English as a second language. Through accessible language and images, this resource demonstrates how many of the core professional practices of Family Day Care carers meet the requirements of both the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the NCAC Family Day ; Care Quality Assurance Quality Practices Guide.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (7), BSL Archives (1).

Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. /

by Dominick, Claire (ed.) | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: ii, 91 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-87) See also: Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation [B12583] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : appendices B, C, D, and E [B12584] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. November 1997Summary: HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Final report from the primary phase : pre-school, school and family influences on children s development during key stage 2 (age 7 11). /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RB061.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing up in Australia : 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children research conference. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: HTML.Summary: LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: No items available

Growing up in Australia : the longitudinal study of Australian children /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2000 -Online Access: Website Notes: Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is conducted in partnership between the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Includes : Conference presentations - Research reports - Technical papers - Issues papers - Discussion papers - Newsletters - Annual reports - Annual statistical reports - Journal articles - FLoSse research databaseSummary: Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia. The study commenced in 2004 with two cohorts - families with 4-5 year old children and families with 0-1 year old infants. Growing Up in Australia is investigating the contribution of children's social, economic and cultural environments to their adjustment and wellbeing. A major aim is to identify policy opportunities for improving support for children and their families and for early intervention and prevention strategies.Availability: (1)

Healing through play : inviting spaces to support refugee children /

by Chapman, Melinda.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Free Kindergarten Association 2005Description: 16 p. : ill.Notes: Cover title. Bibliography : p. 16Summary: This companion to Inviting Play has been developed to further inspire and challenge readers by complimenting and extending the concepts in Inviting Play. It is a useful tool for early childhood staff who are working with children from a broad range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who have the experienced being a refugee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

HELP! : 37,000 babies at risk each year : why we need to invest now in Australia's most disadvantaged families. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 14 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2007 Family & early years 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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