The Cradle to Kinder program is an early intervention program designed to address the needs of vulnerable children and families.
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This report examines the association between family, neighbourhood and school level disadvantage and children’s cognitive and social outcomes.
This report examines the association between childhood poverty and a range of children’s developmental outcomes.
Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSiC) has now produced five waves of data, helping us explore how the early lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can affect later outcomes. This article provides an overview of the study, including design and data collection methods, sample recruitment and retention, topics and measures, use of the participants' own words, and selected findings.
Impacts of caring for a child with chronic health problems on parental work status and security: A longitudinal cohort study
Current research suggests that caring for a child with chronic health problems has a negative effect on parental work status. This article investigates whether child ill health also has an effect on job tenure and job security - for fathers as well as mothers. Data are taken from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) for couple families with a 6-year-old child with chronic health problems.
Introducing Growing Up in Australia's Child Health CheckPoint: A physical and biomarkers module for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Many adult diseases develop from complex health and psychosocial pathways that have their origins in childhood. To help address the gaps in the evidence on the antecedents of adult disease, a comprehensive new physical and biomarkers module - the Child Health CheckPoint - is being added to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) in 2014-15.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Entering adolescence and becoming a young adult
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) has now produced five waves of data, capturing information on young children growing up and now entering adolescence. This article explains the design and methodology of the study, and how it has enhanced our capacity to understand the lives of Australian children and their families.
In 2013, the Australian Temperament Project (ATP) longitudinal study celebrated its 30th anniversary. This article provides a brief overview of the ATP, and highlights some key findings that have emerged over the past three decades. From amongst the many research areas explored in the ATP, topics covered here include temperament, learning problems, mental health, risk-taking, bullying, positive development, and relationships with parents in adulthood.
Explores the prevalence of different types of family environments, and the influence of these environments on children's developmental outcomes.
Review of early childhood parenting, education and health intervention programs for Indigenous children and families in Australia
Reviews the research literature on the effectiveness of intervention programs for Indigenous children and their families in early childhood.