Developing Early Literacy in Informal Settings
Pennycook, A.D., Jones Diaz, C.M., Cruickshank, K., Alperstein, G., Morgan, L., Gibbons, P.F.
Funding or Partner Organisation:
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
This study will research ways of engaging, supporting and sustaining the early literacy development of children
and families in informal settings, in the years before school. The study is located in inner and outer urban regions of Sydney and builds on 5 years of previous work in this area. A significant proportion of children and families are still unable to access formal early childhood education prior to school. The outcomes will benefit
both children and families, in socio-economically disadvantaged Aboriginal and CALD communities, who cannot access formal early childhood programs. This work addresses an under-researched area of significant need affecting long term life and education outcomes of a large group of children.