Integrated Service Development

  • Integrated children's centres are service centres or hubs in which various programs such as child care, playgroups, preschools and maternal and child health services are provided in a seamless service. The aim of Integrated Services is to make access to services simpler for children and families and ensure better coordination.

    The Integrated Service Development project is working toward sustainable models for integrated children's centres in Victoria, consistent with the Victorian Government's priorities.  The Centre for Community Child Health, in partnership with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) will work with services across Victoria to establish Integrated Service Centres that will meet the needs of Victorian children and families.

    Recent events

    The fourth Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN) - Monday 25th of July 2011


    Venue:  Etihad Stadium, Docklands

    Presentations:

    June McLoughlin, Doveton Learning Centre, 'Opening the gates, an integrated model at Doveton College

    Naomi Eisenstadt, Oxford University,  'Service integration, learning from the UK'

    Moira Inkelas, University of California,  'Quality improvement and measurement for population impact'

     

    Graduate Certificate in Integrated Early Childhood Services Delivery

    The University of New England has been working with professionals around the country to develop a new suite of courses in integrated early childhood service delivery. The first of these, a Graduate Certificate, begins next year - for more information please visit:

    http://www.une.edu.au/for/future-students/landing/integratedearlychildhood.php.



    Recent papers

    NIFTeY NSW - Early Learning and Family Centres as Models of Integration. 
    A discussion paper in the context of Investing in the Early Years - A National Early Childhood Development Strategy.

    Inclusive Practice in Child Care: Working with Vulnerable Families, Jean Andrews (2010)
    National Childcare Accreditation Council

    Integrated Children & Family Centre Scoping Trip October 2010
    Anthea Whan Project Coordinator, Communities for Children.
    SAVE THE CHILDREN savethechildren.org.au

    Integrated Early Years Provision in Australia: (external link) 
    Paper
    authors: Press, F., Sums ion, J. and Wong, S. (2010)
    A research project for the Professional Support Coordinators Alliance (PSCA)

    An integrated approach to early childhood development:
    Paper authors: Moore, T.G. and Skinner, A. (2010)
    A background paper written for The Benevolent Society.

     

    Past events

    Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN)


    • Fourth Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN) was held on Monday the 25th of July 2011 at Etihad Stadium, Docklands
       
    • Third Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN) was held on Monday the 7th of March 2011 at  Milleara Integrated Learning and Development Centre

    • Second Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN) was held on Friday 12th November 2010 at Springvale Services for Children

    • Inaugural Early Years Integrated Services Practitioners Network (EYISPN) was held on Friday 6th August 2010 at the Waterfront Venues, Docklands the



    The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar Series


    • The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar - The Early Years: From Research to Policy to Practice Seminar
      Can anyone hear us? Communicating the early childhood development message.

    The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar was held on Thursday 23rd November 2010 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    This seminar was designed for local government, policy makers, early childhood communications professionals, and early childhood and community services staff. This seminar examined how to effectively communicate the message about the importance of early childhood development to the general public and to parents.

    • The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar - Change Management in Services for Children (aged 0-8): Responding to the Evidence and Policy Imperative

    The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar was held on Thursday 16th September 2010 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.To view the presentations please click here

    • The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar - Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities, using evidence in family-centered practice

    The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar was held on the 15th of April 2011 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    • The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar - The Early Years: From Research to Policy to Practice Seminar

      The R.E. Ross Trust Seminar was held on the 27th of July 2011 at Etihad Stadium, Docklands


      Proudly sponsored by the R.E. Ross Trust Foundation and the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (DEECD)