Get Involved | 2019


With the Morrison Government returned, we will continue to advocate for all Australian children to have access to quality early learning.

Here is how we will take action on our policy priorities moving forward:

Policy area  Action we will take

Funding certainty for preschool/kindergarten

Encourage ongoing cooperation between all levels of government to maintain funding for one year of preschool for 15 hours per week for all Australian children.   Provide feedback on effective ways to increase attendance in preschool programs.

Addressing disadvantage

Welcome the $4.9million program to work with vulnerable children and families  promised to the Smith Family. Work with SNAICC to advocate for culturally safe and community controlled early learning settings for First Nations children.

Two years of preschool/kindergarten

Continue to advocate for the extension of preschool funding for 15 hours per week for all Australian children in the two years before school.

Two days per week of early learning for each child

Work with our campaign partners to monitor the impact of the activity test on vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Quality early learning and care Urge the government to: support the National Quality Framework; collaborate with the states and territories to maintain the National Quality Standard and have regular assessments of services, and to fund ACECQA optimally to fulfil its functions.

A national strategy for early childhood

Gather ideas on what should be included in a cross-portfolio ‘Early Years Strategy’ to support children’s development from the time they are born till the time they reach school-age, and to ensure their well-being at home, in community and in early learning settings.

A strong workforce

Continue to advocate for a National Workforce Strategy to address the issues of high turnover and low pay in the sector.

 

Early Learning Matters Week  1-6 September 2019

Whether you are an educator, run an early childhood service or are a provider of early childhood education, there are many ways to get involved in Early Learning Matters Week - either by showcasing inspiring early childhood activities and messages on social media, or inviting your local Federal, State or Local Government politicians to visit your service, and experience quality early learning in action.  Find out how you or your service can get involved here.