The Art of Integration – May 2013

The Infants’ Home and Charles Sturt University (CSU) have published another ground-breaking report about integration in early childhood education and care.

The Art of Integration: Attracting and Retaining Staff in Integrated Early Childhood Services is the second of several reports that investigate a particular challenge facing The Infants’ Home in its aim to work in integrated, inter-professional ways.

Attracting and retaining staff

This most recent paper in The Art of Integration series explores the issue of attracting, retaining and sustaining staff to work in interprofessional, integrated ways.

It includes a brief summary of the current literature, then presents findings around three distinct stages – strategic planning, recruitment, and retaining and sustaining staff.

The paper concludes by drawing some implications for policy.

The Art of Integration is written by Dr. Sandie Wong and Dr. Fran Press from the Faculty of Education at CSU.

Download a copy of The Art of Integration

The first paper in this series was The Art of Integration: Delivering Integrated Education, Care and Support Services for Young Children and their Families.

That paper explains how and why The Infants’ Home provides integrated early childhood services. It draws on documentary evidence and interviews with current and former staff, The Infants’ Home Board members, and parents.

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