E4Kids findings about the usage and quality of Early Childhood programs

Deans lecture series 2012

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In this lecture, Professor Collette Tayler will present early findings from the E4Kids study and discuss the effectiveness of different types of early childhood education and care programs on children’s outcomes.

The E4Kids study researches young children’s learning and development, Early Childhood program effectiveness, policy and strategy, using the findings to influence the direction of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policy and leadership.

As the Director of the Australian Research Council Linkage project E4Kids (Effective Early Educational Experiences), Professor Tayler leads a research team in tracking the educational, social and health outcomes of 2,700 young children and their families as they engage with caregivers, teachers, directors and principals. The study commenced in 2010 and will run until at least 2015.

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Professor Colletter Tayler

Professor Collette Tayler

Professor Collette Tayler holds the Chair in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. She researches child learning and development, program effectiveness, policy and strategy and is the academic leader of the Master of Teaching Early Childhood (0-8 years) course.

Collette is the Deputy Chair of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, and a Board member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.  Other projects include the development and conduct of lead assessor training to support the implementation of the National Quality Standards Assessment Rating process across Australia.