Evaluation of the Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups Initiative

Investigators:

Urbis Social Policy Team: Prof Morag McArthur, Kate Butler, Claire Grealy, Karen Olver

Funding Source:

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria

Aim:

The Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups Initiative operates across a number of communities in Victoria for vulnerable children and their families. In partnership with Urbis consulting this longitudinal research project assessed whether this model of supported playgroups delivered benefits for families and influenced the uptake of other early childhood services.

Outputs:

McArthur, M., Butler, K., Grealy, C., & Olver, K. (2010). Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups (SPPI) Outcomes Evaluation. Urbis Social Policy Team. Victoria: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.