Developing Multi-Agency Partnerships for Early Learning: Seven Keys to Success

  • Susan E. Elliott-Johns Nipissing University
  • Ron Wideman Nipissing University
  • Glenda L. Black Nipissing University
  • Maria Cantalini-Williams Nipissing University
  • Jenny Guibert Nipissing University
Keywords: community-based, early childhood, education, multi-agency partnership

Abstract

The ongoing emphasis on early years education in Ontario provided a rich context for this research project, commissioned by The Learning Partnership (TLP), to evaluate a new provincial project called FACES (Family and Community Engagement Strategy). This initiative seeks to extend and enhance community-based, multi-agency partnerships that support young children and their families in successful transitions to school. Interview data from individuals and focus groups suggest re-thinking early childhood education practices to include innovative multi-agency, community-based partnerships. "Seven Keys to Success" in building multi-agency partnerships emerged from the data providing direction for educators and policy makers.

Published
2013-07-01
How to Cite
Elliott-JohnsS. E., WidemanR., BlackG. L., Cantalini-WilliamsM., & GuibertJ. (2013). Developing Multi-Agency Partnerships for Early Learning: Seven Keys to Success. LEARNing Landscapes, 7(1), 149-169. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v7i1.635