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Use and integration of early childhood services: insights from an inner city community

Tayler, Collette P., Tennent, Lee, Farrell, Ann, & Gahan, Debbie E. (2002) Use and integration of early childhood services: insights from an inner city community. Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 9(1), pp. 113-123.

Abstract

This paper presents some of the findings from a study that explored parental usage and perceptions of a range of early childhood services that were provided in an inner city suburb of Brisbane. Using the theoretical base of social capital, parents (n = 167) from six services were surveyed to elicit information about access to, and use and expectations of, a range of services for families and young children, as well as possible approaches to linking these services. Analysis of data revealed consistency across the different groups of parents in terms of what they looked for in care and education services and widespread agreement that stronger linkages between services would enhance support to families and young children. There were also numerous suggestions as to how service integration could be realised.

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ID Code: 296
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: early childhood education, young children, service provision, child and family services, service integration, social capital, Collette Tayler, Lee Tennent, Ann Farrell, Debbie Gahan
ISSN: 1320-6648
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Family Care (111707)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Monash University Faculty of Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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