The Early Childhood SIG has been established with the aim of providing an on-going space where interested AARE members can share their research in a supportive environment with the purpose of building research capacity. In providing this forum it is hoped that early childhood research will be promoted and encouraged with the emergence of collaborative research projects between SIG members. The SIG will also facilitate networking and discussions around important issues impacting on the early childhood sector.
Since its establishment, interest in the Early Childhood SIG has grown significantly, and the representation of early childhood research within the annual AARE Conference has strengthened accordingly.
We are keen to see the contribution this SIG makes to the annual AARE Conference continue to develop, and for the SIG to have a presence nationally through symposia and publications.