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'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 home away from home? : a comparative evaluation of three Melbourne family day care projects. /

by Tinney, Phyllis M | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1975Description: 338 p. Bibliography: p. 329-337.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "A research project of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in association with the City of Knox and the City of St. Kilda..supported by grants from the Australian Government"--t.p. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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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)

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).

Breaking cycles building futures project: the Whittlesea experience: endings and beginnings /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: 2005Description: 6p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 2005 Addendum to 4th Breaking cycles building futures report - September 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services : a report on the first three stages of the project. /

by Carbone, Stephen | Department of Human Services | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services 2004Description: x, 116 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report on the first three stages of the projectSummary: The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is an initiative of the Victorian State Government and is funded by the Premier’s Drug Prevention Council. It is part of the State Government’s Best Start Strategy. The project’s key aim is to identify, implement and evaluate strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services, which better engage and assist vulnerable families. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was contracted by the Department of Human Services to undertake this project. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of efforts to better support vulnerable children and their parents, not only as an important immediate measure, but also as a strategy to prevent poverty and social exclusion in the future. The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is being undertaken in four stages: • a literature review • consultation with parents, service providers and peak bodies • documenting possible strategies which Best Start partnerships can adopt to help them to provide more inclusive services • working with Best Start partnerships to implement and evaluate these strategies. This document reports on the results of the first three stages and outlines the process for addressing the final stage. The study started from the assumption that antenatal and universal early childhood services (Maternal and Child Health services, kindergartens and primary schools) are an important resource for promoting the wellbeing of our children and their families. As such, it is imperative these services are available to all. The study focused on answering four key questions: • What is an inclusive service? • How inclusive are existing antenatal and universal early childhood services? • What are the barriers to inclusion? • How can these services be more inclusive so that they better engage vulnerable families? Answers to these questions were sought through a review of the national and international literature, along with an extensive community consultation process. In all, 69 parents, more than 100 service providers and more than 20 Victorian Government staff were interviewed. The vast majority of parents interviewed were experiencing a range of (often concurrent) difficulties in their lives, such as low income, unemployment, homelessness, problematic substance use, mental illness or a disability. Many were young parents (less than 20 years of age) and several were from a non-English speaking background. [Executive summary - extract] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting access and inclusion in antenatal and early childhood services : a review of the literature /

by Carbone, Stephen | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: ii,29p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2003 Bibliography : p. 24-29 Became part of the full report : Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services.Summary: A systematic search of the literature was undertaken to identify the barriers to access and ongoing participation in antenatal and early childhood services and the strategies that have been used to address these barriers and promote better access and more inclusive service delivery. (From Method p.3)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Breaking cycles, building futures: promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services: defining the issues /

by Carbone, Stephen | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: viii, 54p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-54) September 2003Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Breaking cycles, building futures: promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services: guiding principles and potential strategies /

by Carbone, Stephen | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: 16p.Notes: September 2003Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation : interim report March 2010 /

by Hilferty, Fiona | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Mullan, K | Eastman, C | Griffiths, M | Chan, S | Heese, K | Katz, Ilan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 82-83Summary: The staged roll out of Brighter Futures across NSW began in 2003, and is part of a shift in child protection policy and practice towards preventive, family-focused support and service provision. The aim of Brighter Futures is to provide targeted support to vulnerable families with young children who are at risk of being abused or neglected. The aim is to help families at an earlier stage of intervention, to stop them escalating within the child protection system. The program is being administered in partnership with 14 non-government agencies (Lead Agencies) across NSW.Availability: (1)

Brotherhood of St Laurence : family day care demonstration project /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1971Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1971Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (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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