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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

    Melhuish, Edward C. and Belsky, Jay and MacPherson, K. and Cullis, A. (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. Project Report. Department for Education, London, UK.

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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.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: Research Report DFE-RR068 ISBN: 9781847758286
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 09:13
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8119

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