Journal article

How does ‘community’ facilitate early childhood service use in a multicultural Australian suburb?

L Hopkins, J Lorains, A Issaka, R Podbury

Journal of Early Childhood Research | Published : 2017


Participation in early childhood development and education services is an important contributor to how well children develop throughout their early years and their success later in life. This article reports on research which examined how multicultural groups identify and use their community connections to share information and inform decision-making about and access to early childhood services. Taking a qualitative approach, the research involved focus groups with families with young children from various cultural backgrounds. The project found that families defined their community as a collective of people, generally from a like cultural background, but they also identified geographical ar..

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