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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

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).

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections : a comprehensive resource for researchers and policymakers to promote high quality research and inform policy. /

by Child Care and Early Education Research Connections.

Publisher: 11/02/2006 14:33:28 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 11/02/2006 14:33:28 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this Web site, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. ; Research Connections is a partnership among the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan; and the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Steering Committee with members representing the three organizations guides Research Connections.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)

Early childhood and education services for Indigenous children prior to starting school /

by Sims, Margaret | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Resource sheet ; no. 7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography pp. 12-15Summary: Though school readiness is a key factor in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, there are also other factors to consider when helping young children. This resource sheet reviews the evidence on early childhood and education services for Indigenous young children. It outlines what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed. Topics include: the evidence on whether early childhood programs address disadvantage; the characteristics of successful early childhood programs; home visiting programs; integrated early childhood service delivery; the features of successful interventions; applicability to early childhood Indigenous programs; culturally specific services; and facilitators and barriers.Availability: (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 childhood teachers and qualified staff . /

by Warrilow, Prue | Fisher, Karen | Cummings, Katherine.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Economics and finance of lifelong learning. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001Description: 174p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Availability: (1)

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).

Federal/state relations in education and the 2006 Work Relations case . /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing up in an inclusive Victoria : Submission to the Victorian Government on the blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 20 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the Blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Government’s commitment to better integration of policies across early childhood and education as signalled by the newly established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. This integration opens up opportunities for targeted and sustained assistance to significantly improve the participation and development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially Indigenous children. The Brotherhood also welcomes the continuing priority on strengthening educational achievement over the next five years through the proposed reform agenda. We strongly support the Government’s commitment to building the learning, skills and productivity of Victoria’s children and young adults. We therefore welcome the broad thrust of measures and investment announced in the 2008–09 State Budget. We support the three areas in the Blueprint on which the next phase of reform will focus: system development and reform, workforce reform and parent and community partnerships. We can see some acknowledgement of the important role that a child’s environment exerts on his or her development but there is not enough recognition of the impact of multiple disadvantage on children and the subsequent need for resources. We also have strong concerns regarding the lack of acknowledgment of the vital influence that social circumstances and more specifically social disadvantage exert on educational participation, commitment to learning and achievement. The social context of children and young people may include, for example, parents’ poor physical or mental health or learning disabilities, material deprivation, Indigenous or refugee background, homelessness, domestic violence and substance abuse. Furthermore, there are other barriers that children and young people face in addition to those addressed in the discussion papers. These include learning difficulties and behavioural problems which impact strongly on educational participation and outcomes for individual students, as well as on the ability of teachers and schools to ameliorate the effects of disadvantage. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

HIPPY La Perouse evaluation report : December 2004 /

by Haviland, Maya | Orr, Liz | Longbottom, Sherri.

Publisher: unpublished [HIPPY La Perouse] 2004Description: 37 p. : col. ill.Notes: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) December 2004 Includes bibliographic references pp. 32-33 and appendicesSummary: This evaluation of HIPPY La Perouse was undertaken for members of the La Perouse community, the staff and Advisory Committee of HIPPY La Perouse. In this evaluation we have looked at the general benefits of HIPPY as an early intervention strategy to assist pre-school children and their families and how our findings relate to findings from other HIPPY programmes in Australia and overseas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Like any child [videorecording] /

by Cradle Mountain Film Productions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Employment, Education and Training 1994Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.).Notes: Produced for Health & Community Services and auspiced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: "A day in the professional life of two early childhood educators as they include a child with a disability in their centre. We follow their daily routine, and see how they create a positive environment to encourage interaction between the children. We see how thoughtful planning enables all children to participate in the program. The video is part of a professional development resource package and accompanies the curriculum guidelines for the inclusion of children with additional needs in early childhood programs."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring learning in Australia : concepts and directions in early childhood learning, 2007. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2007Description: PDF.Notes: ABS cat. no. 4232.0 Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to a profession : education and training in early childhood education and care, Australia : final report. /

by Watson, Louise | Australia. Department of Science, Education and Training.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:39 PM Status: Live but restricted Details: HTTP status 401 - Not authorised Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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