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The quality of group childcare settings used by 3-4 year old children in Sure Start local programme areas and the relationship with child outcomes (Research report DFE-RR068)

Melhuish, Edward and Belsky, Jay and MacPherson, Kristen and Cullis, Andrew, National Evaluation of Sure Start Team
Department for Education (DFE), corp creators. (2010) The quality of group childcare settings used by 3-4 year old children in Sure Start local programme areas and the relationship with child outcomes (Research report DFE-RR068).

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Abstract

"Influenced by research indicating long-term benefits of early childhood programmes for disadvantaged children, the Government of the time set up Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) from 1998 to reduce child poverty and social exclusion. By 2004, 524 SSLPs targeted families with children 0-4 years of age in the 20% most deprived communities. In 2005 it was decided to develop SSLPs further by turning them into children’s centres and roll out the programme nationally, ensuring that comprehensive early education and family support services are available for every community. The National Evaluation of Sure Start has been undertaking research relevant to the development of SSLPs since 2001. This part of the study focuses on 150 SSLP areas from the first four rounds of SSLPs, which are all in deprived areas." - Page iii.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department for Education (DFE)
Depositing User: Mr Bernard Scaife
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 04:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:09
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1936
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