Family engagement with Early Childhood Education and Care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Project Lead

Dr Penny Levickis

Project Details

Led by Dr Penny Levickis, this research project aims to find out if the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way families use and interact with their early childhood education and care services. We are also interested in exploring how early childhood education and care services have supported families and children with learning at home during the stay-at-home restrictions, as well as how services might be able to support families in the future. All parents and carers of children aged 1-6 years in Victoria who use early childhood education and care services were invited to take part in this research. Phase one surveys and interviews were completed in September-October 2020, and follow up surveys and interviews will be conducted in 2021.