Trends in preschool attendance in Australia following major policy reform: Updated evidence six years following a commitment to universal access
Meredith O'Connor, Elodie O'Connor, Sarah Gray, Sharon Goldfeld
Early Childhood Research Quarterly | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
This paper uses data from the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). The AEDC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The findings and views reported are those of the author and should not be attributed tothe Department or the Australian Government. There are a number of key groups to be acknowledged for their support of the AEDC: including all schools, principals, and teachers across Australia that participated in the AEDC; and each of the State and Territory AEDC Coordinators Coordinators and their Coordinating Committees who helped to facilitate the AEDC data collection in their respective jurisdictions. We appreciate their time and commitment. Personnel support for this analysis was funded by the Australian Government, and was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Prof Goldfeld is supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship 1082922. We wish to acknowledge the work of Joanne Tarasuik, Amanda Kvalsvig, and Emily Incledon who contributed to earlier work examining trends in preschool attendance over the first three years of the policy reform.