Engaging Families in Early Education

This project is for

Families Educators Services Providers

About the project

Real people. Real stories.

Welcome to the Engaging Families in Early Education research website.

This website is for families, educators, services and providers – all those who are interested in the research project.

Governments and early learning services do not always understand enough about what life is really like for families on low incomes. In this project we plan to find out how governments and services could be improved to better meet the needs of children and their families.

In 2021, the research team are spending time with families and early learning service staff to learn what systems, processes and practices meet the needs of families on low incomes.  We will be visiting five services in New South Wales and Queensland that are known for good practice to find out what works for families.

This website will feature digital stories and soundscapes of everyday life for families on low incomes. These stories will flow into examples of how early childhood educators can structure their practices to provide services that address the constraints families face in times of hardship and pedagogy that builds on the knowledges held in families.

You can find out more about the research on this website, or by contacting us directly. We would love to talk to you and answer any questions.

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We acknowledge the Bedegal, Gadigal, Darug, and Dharawal people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work.