Journal article

Vulnerable children in Australia: Multiple risk factor analyses to predict cognitive abilities and problem behaviour

Frank Niklas, Collette Tayler, Tim Gilley

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

A critical challenge within early childhood policy is to increase the capacity of early childhood education and care systems to intervene effectively and sufficiently early to improve the learning and development outcomes of marginalised children. An initial step is to reliably identify young children at risk of poorer learning outcomes. This article presents findings from the Australian E4Kids study, a longitudinal study of 2654 children recruited at age 3-4 years within a random sample of early childhood programs. Sixteen different child-, family- and community-level risk factors which had been identified previously as potentially having an adverse impact on child outcomes were analysed in..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: E4Kids is funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects Scheme (LP0990200), the Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training. This work was supported by a fellowship within the Postdoctoral Programme of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD).