Over the past decade in Australia, there has been a push to improve the quality of early childhood education. Improving quality is not easy. Early childhood education program quality is multidimensional, but we know that teaching and learning dimensions within a program can make a significant difference to children’s achievement outcomes. The thoughtful use of research evidence to inform teaching and learning practice is one part of improving quality in early childhood education.
Danielle Toon and Dr Sandra Cheeseman.
This article originally featured in AEL 43 Issue 2.