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Queensland Platforms Project

  • The Queensland Platforms Project aimed to build a common and collaborative culture between the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector and community members to create an understanding of local needs and priorities, and a shared commitment between services and community members to improve outcomes for local children and families.

    Three pilot locations participated in the Queensland Platforms Project from July 2014 – December 2015 :

    • Gympie
    • Gold Coast
    • Laidley and Hatton Vale.

    These locations were identified through analysis of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), participation rates in kindergarten services and existing early childhood service provision in the community.

    The project guided and supported representatives from each pilot location through a collaborative process based on the Platforms Service Redevelopment Framework.

    The project was delivered through four key stages:

    • Stage one: Site engagement and communication
    • Stage two: Raising Awareness community workshops
    • Stage three: Platforms training delivery
    • Stage four: Platforms implementation, coaching and support.

    The Queensland Platforms Project was delivered by the Centre for Community Child Health at the at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in partnership with the Department of Education and Training.

    Publications

    Reports 

    The Queensland Platforms Project final report details the project’s implementation and evaluation, highlighting its achievements, strengths, challenges and recommendations.

    Newsletter

    Read past editions of the Queensland Platforms Project newsletter below. 

    More information

    For more information on the Queensland Platforms Project, contact Leonie Symes, CCCH Training and Development Manager.

 

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.