Early life kaupapa Māori programming for positive outcomes over the lifecourse
Longitudinal research shows how important the early years are for positive educational and health outcomes throughout life. High quality early childhood approaches have the potential to lead to substantial health and wellness gains, across a range of issues that disproportionately impact Māori and other indigenous peoples throughout life. Te Kura Mai i Tawhiti is a longitudinal community-grounded research programme that aims to generate an evidence base around what constitutes effective kaupapa Māori early life programming. This presentation focuses on the positive impact on whānau health and wellbeing, and the development and psychometric evaluation of novel kaupapa Māori child behavior constructs.