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Platforms is a nationally recognised suite of supports and resources developed by the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute that guide communities to:
The department recently worked with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute to implement the Platforms Project in three pilot locations:
These locations were identified by analysing Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data, which found each community had low kindergarten participation rates, limited early childhood service provision and a high proportion of children classified as 'developmentally vulnerable'.
The Platforms Project saw the three pilot locations take innovative steps to build a collaborative culture between the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and community members.
A final report on the Platforms Project was prepared by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, detailing the methodology and key findings of the Platforms Project. An overview of this report has been developed by the department.
The department will continue to explore the further use of Platforms as a tool in facilitating collaborative place-based planning and coordination to support early childhood outcomes in Queensland.
Please visit the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute website
This page was last reviewed on 11 Nov 2015