Strengthening aboriginal child development in central australia through a universal preschool readiness program

Bonita Moss, Helen Harper, Sven Silburn

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This paper examines A recent example of a transition-to-preschool program in regional Australia. The program is significant in linking Aboriginal child health and early childhood learning services. The discussion is drawn from a mixed method evaluation undertaken at the end of the program's first two years of funding. Evaluation findings suggest that many barriers to participation in early childhood learning programs for Aboriginal children can be reduced with responsive support. The study points to the need for funding for innovations to be seen as an essential investment, not an unwanted cost.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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Strengthening aboriginal child development in central australia through a universal preschool readiness program. / Moss, Bonita; Harper, Helen; Silburn, Sven.

In: Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, Vol. 40, No. 4, 12.2015, p. 13-20.

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