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


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.

How to Cite
Elliott-Johns, S. E., Wideman, R., Black, G. L., Cantalini-Williams, M., & Guibert, J. (2013). Developing Multi-Agency Partnerships for Early Learning: Seven Keys to Success. LEARNing Landscapes, 7(1), 149-169.