How do all Australians benefit from quality early learning?
Australia’s future prosperity is linked to the collective investments that we make in all of our children’s development.
When we improve programs and services that help all children to be healthy, to get a good education, and to contribute to our collective prosperity, we all benefit.
Calling for greater resources and programs that support children’s development in early childhood will help to ensure that we are a thriving and prosperous country in the future.
Children who start school in good shape can develop the expertise and skills to become productive members of the workforce and contribute to society. Involvement in quality early learning is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of disadvantage that many families struggle with through successive generations.
Most importantly, investing in the early years for vulnerable children breaks the cycle of disadvantage. It’s cost effective for everyone — the greatest return on educational investment is made during the first five years.