Explore the efficacy of eKindy: Building capacity and supporting positive learning outcomes for children: Final Report

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Brown, Alice, Turner, Michelle and Kimber, Megan. 2023. Explore the efficacy of eKindy: Building capacity and supporting positive learning outcomes for children: Final Report. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Explore the efficacy of eKindy: Building capacity and supporting positive learning outcomes for children: Final Report

Report TypeProject report
Research Report CategoryNot for profit
AuthorsBrown, Alice, Turner, Michelle and Kimber, Megan
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Page Range1-41
Number of Pages41
Year2023
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Abstract

This report highlights key points in the literature, and key findings from two research projects investigating the efficacy of the eKindy program. The literature review draws attention to early learning contributing to positive outcomes later in life, parents as first teachers, and early childhood teachers forming partnerships with parents to further parents’ role as first teachers. Initiatives such as eKindy can, therefore, contribute significantly to early learning for young children, particularly those with limited access to a physical ‘pre-school’ through increasing access and equity. The review draws attention to virtual early childhood programs being brought into focus during COVID-19 lockdowns, suggesting the ongoing and need for flexibility in the provision of early childhood education.

Keywordsearly childhood; education; children; teachers; e-learning; parents
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390302. Early childhood education
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