Recent projects include:
The E4Kids study. The Effective Early Educational Experiences is a national study about the effectiveness of early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in Australia. The study will follow more than 2000 children, their families and their care and education experiences for 5 years. The study focuses on the experiences children have within ECEC programs and their impact upon educational, social and health outcomes.
Starting Strong II (with Bennett) - the report by OECD of the Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care. http://www.oecd.org/edu/startingstrong2
The Brain and Learning in Early Childhood (with Sebastian-Galles) In Understanding the Brain (Vol. 2): The Birth of a Learning Science, OECD, Paris. www.oecd.org/edu/brain
Early Childhood Intervention programs: Towards a cost-benefit analysis for Australia (with Cloney, Thorpe and Wilson). A research report for Australian Education Systems Officials Committee (AESOC) Early Childhood Reference Group. The AESOC serves the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).
A review of the approach to setting national standards and assuring the quality of care in Australian child care services (with Wills, Hayden and Wilson). A research report commissioned by the Children’s Services Sub Committee of the Community Services Ministers’ Advisory Council. Australian Government Department of Families and Community Services, www.facsia.gov.au