Community playgroups : Connecting rural families locally pilot project
McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan, Morris, Heather, Hallowell, Leanne and Swinkels, Kathy. (2016). Community playgroups : Connecting rural families locally pilot project Melbourne, VIC: Australian Catholic University.
|Authors||McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan, Morris, Heather, Hallowell, Leanne and Swinkels, Kathy|
[Extract] This report evaluates the role of Playgroup Development Consultants (PDCs) in a new initiative called the Community Playgroups: Connecting Rural Families Locally Pilot project. The project is conducted under the leadership of Playgroup Victoria (PV) in cooperation with the Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). The project is based on the philosophical premise that young children’s learning is best enabled in supportive and well-connected communities. The project embeds a PDC in one of three rural Victorian communities: (1) Ballarat and Region; (2) Wimmera; and (3) Gippsland. The PDC role is to connect local early childhood services to increase the promotion of, and participation in, community playgroups by families with young children living in rural communities.
|Keywords||Playgroup; playgroups; early childhood; rural families|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Place of publication||Melbourne, VIC|
|Open access||Open access|
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|Deposited||05 Apr 2022|
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