Innovative strategies to support family engagement and educator wellbeing
A range of resources generated through a partnership project between REEaCh, Goodstart Early Learning and the Centre for Community Child Health. In phase one of this project, online survey and interview methods were used to generate insights about innovative practices used by Goodstart services during the COVID-19 pandemic to support educator wellbeing and maintain connections with children and families. In phase two, a coach worked with a small group of educators who used co-design methodology to test and refine innovative practices over a period of 18 months. Knowledge translation methodology was used to develop resources and disseminate learnings widely. This project was funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.
Family engagement with ECEC services during COVID-19: Video summary of research findings
Dr Penny Levickis summarises findings from a qualitative research project conducted with Australian families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families were interviewed about their experiences engaging with ECEC services during the pandemic, including the impact of restrictions on their relationships with educators and their home environment.