Parkville Institute is an innovative research and practice institute established in 2021.

Our purpose is to improve the life trajectories of young children experiencing significant social disadvantage and family stress.

We will do this by:

  • Working with partners to support the implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed early childhood practice models; 
  • Generating robust research to advance evidence-informed policy and practice in the early childhood education and care sector; and
  • Growing the capacity and capability of the early childhood workforce.

Over the next four years, nearly 150 children will benefit from an evidence-based intensive early childhood education and care model that leading early childhood service providers in Victoria and Queensland will implement at three sites, with the support of the Institute.

Parkville Institute is also working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and organisations on a new co-developed intensive early childhood education and care model that is high quality, culturally responsive and community controlled and led. Children from birth to age five will participate in this co-developed model.

The programs and the children’s outcomes will be rigorously evaluated.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which our offices stand, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and the Traditional Owners of the land where we conduct our work across Australia. We acknowledge the immense richness, diversity and strengths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices, which have seen children nurtured and supported for over 60,000 years. We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, culture and communities, and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We support a First Nations Voice to Parliament and a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming Referendum.