Information, tools and resources about integration and the concepts raised in this framework are readily available, including the selection listed below (some links will take you to external websites).
We would love to hear from you if you have a favourite or particularly useful resource you would like to share.
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Understanding integration and collaboration
Implementing integration and collaboration
Measuring integration and collaboration
Communication, engagement, inclusion and cultural competence
Co-location and resource sharing
Integrated early years frameworks and strategies
- Evaluation of the Early Years Centre initiative - summary report - highlights the Early Years Centres' strengths, including integrated multidisciplinary planning and delivery, a mix of universal and targeted services, engaging diverse families, building community capacity and establishing strong partnerships.
- Moving forward together: A guide to support the integration of service delivery for children and families - looks at integrated services for families and children that have been created across Tasmania. It highlights the change required in providing integrated services for children, families and communities. It also looks at strategies that can be used to overcome challenges and contains a diagram depicting the continuum of integrated service delivery.
- Evaluation of Victorian children's centres - Framework to support the establishment and operation of children's centres - outlines the framework for establishing and operating integrated children's centres in Victoria.
- Sure Start - this United Kingdom Government program supports children, families and communities through the integration of early education, childcare, health and family support (links to the home page of the University of London's National Evaluation of Sure Start).
- Toronto First Duty - this initiative is a service delivery system that aims to provide a blend of integrated early learning, care, services and supports for all young children and their families in defined communities. Its website contains the final evaluation report, progress reports and resources developed throughout the initiative.
- Communities for Children - this place-based intervention is designed to enhance the development of children in 45 disadvantaged communities around Australia. The initiative aims to improve coordination of services for children 0-5 years and their families, identify and provide services to address unmet needs, build community capacity to engage in service delivery and improve the community context in which children grow up.
- Platforms Service Redevelopment Framework - based on research on the importance of the early years and their impact on someone's life, and the emerging evidence on how communities can make a difference for children and their families. It includes a guide to integrated service delivery. Note, this is not a free resource.
- Working together for children's success: An early years integration strategy - outlines a strategy for promoting an integrated approach to the delivery of education, care and family support services based on the Toronto First Duty model.
- SDN Children's Services Inc - contains a series of papers emerging from evaluations of SDN's programs for children and families. The purpose of the investigations was to examine whether and how these programs:
- support and enhance children's development, families in their parenting and contribute to local community capacity to support families
- support children's services to include children from target groups
- are impacted by the organisational structures of and staff relationships within the programs and
- are supported in service delivery by the integrated nature of the CFCS programs.
Early childhood development, education and care
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This page was last reviewed on 23 Mar 2015 at 08:59AM
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