Assessing the effectiveness of early childhood education and care programs in Australian communities
Grant number: LP0990200 | Funding period: 2009 - 2015
The focus of this study is optimising early learning and social experiences and establishing positive life trajectories for Australia's children. This addresses the National Research Priority, A healthy start to life, and aligns with the National Productivity Agenda. The study provides evidence about the effectiveness of ECEC programs in diverse Australian communities and examines the contribution of different ECEC provision to children's attainments at school entry through to the first national testing at age 8. Measured outcomes address the COAG productivity agenda to include health, social inclusion and education. Findings will inform theory internationally and policy, investment and ECEC..View full description
Related publications (12)
Vulnerable children in Australia: Multiple risk factor analyses to predict cognitive abilities and problem behaviour
Frank Niklas, Collette Tayler, Tim Gilley
A critical challenge within early childhood policy is to increase the capacity of early childhood education and care systems to in..
Children's mathematical and verbal competence in different early education and care programmes in Australia
Claudia Hildenbrand, Frank Niklas, Caroline Cohrssen, Collette Tayler
This study investigated the relationship between children’s attendance at different types of early childhood education and care pr..
The selection of ECEC programs by Australian families: Quality, availability, usage and family demographics
Dan Cloney, Collette Tayler, John Hattie, Gordon Cleveland, Ray Adams
HIGH-QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD education and care (ECEC) programs have the potential to ameliorate socioeconomic status (SES) gradie..
Self-report measures of the home learning environment in large scale research: Measurement properties and associations with key developmental outcomes
F Niklas, C Nguyen, DS Cloney, C Tayler, R Adams
Favourable home learning environments (HLEs) support children’s literacy, numeracy and social development. In large-scale research..
Assessing the effectiveness of Australian early childhood education and care experiences: study protocol
Collette Tayler, Daniel Cloney, Ray Adams, Karin Ishimine, Karen Thorpe, Kim Cuc Nguyen Thi
BACKGROUND: In Australia, 61.5 % of children aged 3-4 attend Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs. Children's experi..
Variations in the Availability and Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care by Socioeconomic Status of Neighborhoods
Dan Cloney, Gordon Cleveland, John Hattie, Collette Tayler
Abstract: Research Findings: This article provides Australian evidence of the availability and quality of early childhood educatio..
Home-based literacy activities and children's cognitive outcomes: A comparison between Australia and Germany
Frank Niklas, Collette Tayler, Wolfgang Schneider
Home-based literacy activities (HBLA) such as reading with a child and their impact on cognitive competencies have been widely inv..
Playing with maths: implications for early childhood mathematics teaching from an implementation study in Melbourne, Australia
Caroline Cohrssen, Collette Tayler, Dan Cloney
The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia governs early childhood education in the years before school in Australia. Since ..