Research in Effective Education in Early Childhood (REEaCh)
Our purpose is to make a sustained impact upon the lives of young Australians through advancing the quality of early learning experiences for all children.
The REEaCh Centre has three priorities of research and engagement in early childhood education and care: the quality of early childhood education programs, the equitable participation of all children in high-quality programs, and the importance of educational leadership to sustained quality improvement in early childhood education programs.
Our research on teacher effectiveness focuses on teacher–child interactions and assessment for learning practices as valuable ways to maximise young children’s learning and development outcomes, and address disparities in child development early in life.
Our research on children's learning outcomes, demonstrates the mechanisms (e.g., sufficient quality and intensity) by which early childhood education programs impact children’s learning and development.
The Research Network
Educators and early childhood professionals across Australia are invited to join our Research Network of Early Childhood Professionals, to collaborate in research and give voice to real-world issues in early childhood education and care (ECEC).
The EDGE Study
The Educational and Developmental Gains in Early Childhood (EDGE) study is a partnership with The Front Project and the Victorian Department of Education and Training for a five-year evaluation of the state-wide roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria.
The REEaCh Centre was established in 2019, with a generous philanthropic investment from Jenny and John Leaper. Learn more