As an evidence-based organisation, research and evaluation are part of our DNA. By evaluating our programs, we can measure the effectiveness of our practice and the outcomes we can achieve in partnership with our clients.
Often our evaluation process sees us partner with universities and peer organisations. We're pleased to share our insights and help to advance knowledge across our sector.
Early Years Education Program (EYEP)
The EYEP was a unique offering in the early education landscape. An Australian-first randomised control trial is examining the effectiveness of EYEP in providing high quality, intensive early education and care to vulnerable children to ensure that they arrive at school developmentally and educationally equal to their peers. Kids First has co-designed the program with early childhood experts and Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The Australian Research Council has funded the University of Melbourne Department of Economics to undertake the research.more
Kids First is trialling an Australian first 'Caring Dads' program - a group intervention program from Canada which supports fathers to improve their relationship with their children following periods of the fathers emotionally abusing their children, or exposing them to family violence. The trial is over three years and has been supported by Gandel Philanthropy and the Victorian Government.more
Children & Mothers in Mind (CMiM)
Originating from two Canadian evidence informed programs, CMiM provides therapeutic interventions to support women and children under 4 who are victim survivors of family violence and no longer living with the perpetrator.more
Improving the Parenting of Fathers where Family Violence is Present
The Responsible, Responsive and Reparative Fathering (RRRef) research project aims to improve the parenting experience of children whose fathers have enacted domestic/family violence.more
Korin Korin Child & Family Centre (2018)
Korin Korin is a new kindergarten in Wollert that applies best practice elements derived from Kids First’s ground-breaking early years education program at West Heidelberg in a universal setting.