A review of community playgroup participation

McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan and Mantilla, Ana 2020, A review of community playgroup participation, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 155-169, doi: 10.1177/1836939120918484.

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Title A review of community playgroup participation
Author(s) McLean, Karen
Edwards, Susan
Mantilla, Ana
Journal name Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Volume number 45
Issue number 2
Start page 155
End page 169
Total pages 15
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2020-06
ISSN 1836-9391
1839-5961
Keyword(s) Community playgroup
children
families
parents
early childhood
playgroup participation
Summary Community playgroups, which are one type of playgroup and early childhood service, operate on a weekly basis under the leadership of volunteer caregivers (including parents, kinship members, family-day carers and other adults in children’s lives). Caregivers and children voluntarily attend and participate in community playgroups. Although community playgroups operate throughout Australia and similar models exist internationally, little is known about the benefits and/or otherwise of community playgroup participation for children, families and communities. A review of the research into community playgroup participation, specifically research investigating children and families’ participation in community playgroups published between 2000 and 2018, is reported in this paper. The findings from the five peer-reviewed papers identified through the search provide directions for further research needed to build the evidence base for community playgroup participation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1836939120918484
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1301 Education Systems
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30137076

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