Wilton Playcentre was designated as a Centre of Innovation in 2003. This report focuses on the findings from baseline and final phase data collection, and 2½ years of action research. The research was undertaken by Wilton Playcentre parents, with the assistance of the research associates.
Wilton Playcentre’s research questions were to provide an investigation and analysis of:
- pedagogical approaches, especially the use of schemas and Learning and Teaching Stories with their focus on dispositions for learning, and children’s learning progressions;
- how Wilton Playcentre maintains continuity and quality across playcentre sessions and between home and playcentre; and
- parent engagement and sustaining a community of learners.