Report

Changing the Life Trajectories of Australia’s Most Vulnerable Children - Report No. 1: Participants in the Trial of the Early Years Education Program

YP Tseng, B Jordan, J Borland, T Clancy, N Coombs, K Cotter, A Hill, A Kennedy

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Published : 2017

Abstract

This report describes the characteristics and family backgrounds of children who are participants in the Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of the Early Years Education Program (EYEP). EYEP is targeted at the particular needs of children who in their early years experience significant family stress and social disadvantage, including risk of abuse or neglect. The situation of children in the EYEP trial and their primary caregivers is compared with representative samples of children from all households and low socio-economic status (SES) households in Australia.