Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and
responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Integrated teaching and
learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable.
Linking Schools and Early Years (LSEY) is a community partnership approach that enables communities to develop stronger linkages and partnerships between schools, early years services, families and the
The workshop delivered as part of the project explores the importance of a community partnership approach to provide a continuum of learning
and support for children and their families throughout the early years. By
working together, in a community partnership approach, communities can
create learning environments and opportunities that are responsive to
individual children and their families.
Half-day (3 hour) workshop: $200/person or $5057/workshop(maximum
Full-day workshop: $320/person or $8060/workshop (maximum 25 participants)
Target population: educators and other professionals involved in a ‘placebased’ approach.
Services are encouraged to include parents, volunteers and others in their
groups, to hear about and include their experience as co-designers or coproducers
of service programs and practices.
Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this resource.
Program adaptability: facilitators can modify the workshop content to meet the needs of participants and the community. Contact the provider for
Training requirements: completion of the Working in Partnership workshop is encouraged but not essential. Minimum of eight and maximum of 25
participants for workshops.Services may wish to ‘pool’ funding with other services to meet minimum
Supervision/coaching: the provider offers mentoring and implementation packages with the workshop. Contact the provider for details.
Australian experience: The program has been trialled in three Victorian communities. See the website for further details.
Strength of Evidence
Level 6 – Supported by expert