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Strengthening Aboriginal child development in central Australia through a universal preschool readiness program

Moss, Bonita, Harper, Helen and Silburn, Sven (2015). Strengthening Aboriginal child development in central Australia through a universal preschool readiness program. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood,40(4):13-20.

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IRMA ID 81144320xPUB190
Title Strengthening Aboriginal child development in central Australia through a universal preschool readiness program
Author Moss, Bonita
Harper, Helen
Silburn, Sven
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1836-9391   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84954410625
Start Page 13
End Page 20
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia Inc.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract 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.
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