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Title: Re-envisaging early childhood teaching
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5436
Abstract: The importance of taking a holistic view has led to more integrated ways of delivering services. Sure Start in the UK provided some early leads in creating partnerships across the agencies. Whilst working in integrated teams initially caused confusion, a shared understanding gradually developed leading to articulation of key processes [Garrett & Lodge, 2009, p. 12]: •information sharing between professionals •common assessment framework for children across agencies •a lead professional being single point of contact with the child and family, who co-ordinates service provision •an online directory to co-ordinate agency support and to ensure no child falls through the gaps •'team around the child' approach. Te Whōriki ([NZ] Ministry of Education, 1993) emphasised strengthening links between different early childhood programs and the need for integrated early childhood. The more recent strategic plan (Ministry of Education, 2002) calls for major changes in funding and regulatory frameworks to '...improve the development and educational achievement of children between birth and age eight through forming strong links between ECE services, parent support and development, schools, health and social services' (p.5). The Australian government (Council of Australian Governments, 2009b, 2009c) identifies the need for integrated early childhood services which is reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework (Council of Australian Governments, 2009a).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Every Child, 16(1), p. 6-7
Publisher: Early Childhood Australia Inc
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISSN: 1322-0659
Field of Research (FOR): 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
Other Links: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/every_child_magazine/every_child_magazine.html
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