Journal article

An Opportunity for Our Little Ones: Findings from an Evaluation of an Aboriginal Early Childhood Learning Centre in Central Australia

C Elek, A Gibberd, L Gubhaju, J Lennox, R Highfold, S Goldfeld, S Eades

Early Childhood Education Journal | Springer Nature | Published : 2021

Abstract

Attendance at high-quality early childhood education and care services can have positive impacts on children’s learning and development, particularly for disadvantaged children. Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory are among the most disadvantaged in Australia and stand to benefit in the short- and long-term from attending high-quality and culturally safe early childhood education and care. Few studies, however, have evaluated how early childhood education and care services can support Aboriginal children’s learning and development, or reported on the challenges of conducting such evaluations. This article reports on an evaluation of the Arrwekele Akaltye-Irretyeke Apmere Centre for..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funds from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship Grant/Award Number: GNT1155290.