Get ready for Early Learning Matters Week 5-12 August
This is a time to showcase the benefits of early learning for all young children. We encourage early learning services, educators, parents and carers across Australia to get involved through social media - find out how.
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.