[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100129]
Researchers Dr Marianne Fenech; Dr Sheila Degotardi; Dr Naomi Sweller; Ms Monique Beange; Dr Kathryn (Kate) Liley;
Brief description In Australia today one million children birth-to-five years are enrolled in formal childcare. Research unequivocally shows that developmental outcomes for children, and productivity outcomes for the nation, depend on parents enrolling their children in high quality childcare. Little is known, however, about parents’ understandings of childcare quality, or of the early years as a foundational period for lifelong learning. This study will investigate parents’ understandings of childcare quality and early learning as influences on their childcare choices. The study will inform developing Australian Government childcare policy and parents’ capacity to discern, demand and choose quality early learning experiences for their children.
Funding Amount 163000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects